Dunbar was named the first ‘zero waste’ town in Scotland by the Environment Minister Richard Lochhead MSP this week.
The scheme, led by Zero Waste Scotland, recognises the collective efforts by residents and the business community to reduce waste, recycle more and use resources efficiently.
Mr Lochhead visited the town on Wednesday morning to make the announcement, saying: “It’s fantastic that Dunbar has set an example and become Scotland’s first ever zero waste town, demonstrating the community’s firm commitment to making real progress in resource management at a local level. This programme will help the town recycle more, send less to landfill and use our precious resources more efficiently. I wish everyone involved in this initiative the best of luck and I hope it will create valuable experiences that other communities around Scotland can benefit from as we strive to make Scotland a zero waste country.”
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