Zero Waste Scotland



Millions of bricks made from waste go into production following funding award

Kenoteq, a clean-tech spin-out from Heriot-Watt University, has been awarded £1 million in funding by Zero Waste Scotland to commercialise production of its revolutionary brick made of recycled construction waste to more than two million bricks per year.

Published 13 May 2021

Resource Efficient House moves home after seven years in Motherwell

The Resource Efficient House – a joint initiative by Tigh Grian and Zero Waste Scotland to showcase the benefits of modular, zero carbon housing – has moved from its home for the last seven years at the Building Research Establishment Innovation Park in Motherwell.

Published 30 April 2021

£70m recycling infrastructure improvement fund unveiled

The Scottish Government has launched a new £70 million fund to help drive new innovations and improvements to recycling infrastructure across the country.

Published 18 March 2021

Voigt showcases designs for Angus youth charity facility

A youth charity is to expand permanently into Arbroath with a new £2 million community centre and football pitch after securing land from Angus Council.

Published 3 February 2021

Circular economy 'essential to COVID recovery’, construction industry told

As cities across the world are working towards a new normality post-COVID lockdown, a virtual event will look at the ways in which the circular economy plays an essential role to Glasgow’s recovery, with learnings from other international cities.

Published 17 September 2020

Zero Waste Scotland awards grant to insulation firm

Scottish company IndiNature, which makes ‘carbon negative’ insulation, is the latest firm to receive a share of £8 million funding for circular economy businesses administered by Zero Waste Scotland.

Published 19 August 2020

And finally... New partnership to recycle road runoff into valuable building materials

Zero Waste Scotland has partnered with Scottish Water to turn grit that is found in the waste water system into a valuable raw building material for the construction industry.

Published 13 July 2020

Zero Waste Scotland launches new net-zero plan for businesses

A new net-zero plan launched by Zero Waste Scotland aims to show public, private and third sector organisations how to rebuild after coronavirus and meet their vital obligations on ending the climate emergency at the same time.

Published 8 June 2020

Plans for sustainable construction to return to Skye

A workshop is set to explore in-depth the practical steps the construction sector in Skye can take to use sustainable materials in the design of local buildings and infrastructure.

Published 10 March 2020

Construction workshop to help build a sustainable future in Skye

A workshop will explore how the construction sector in Skye can design and produce sustainable buildings and infrastructure.

Published 9 January 2020

Workshop has designs on sustainable construction future

Zero Waste Scotland is inviting small to medium sized businesses to find out how digital technology can help future-proof the construction industry.

Published 19 November 2019

Energy minister to visit inaugural Dcarbonise and 19th All-Energy

Scotland’s minister for energy, connectivity and the islands Paul Wheelhouse MSP will be visiting the inaugural Dcarbonise exhibition and conference and All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, on May 16.

Published 1 May 2019

Glasgow circular economy event to showcase sustainable building

Circular Glasgow is bringing one of the world’s most sustainable buildings to the city centre as part of an informative hub that inspires a rethink, reuse, repair and recycle approach.

Published 26 March 2019

Students and Robertson unite to tackle social challenge

Students from the University of Edinburgh are helping Robertson Group embrace change within the construction industry.

Published 27 February 2019

New partnership formed to help reduce construction waste in Scotland

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and Zero Waste Scotland are joining forces to encourage the construction industry to find innovative ways to reduce construction waste.

Published 14 February 2019