Did you know?
About 80% of Scotland’s carbon footprint is originated from the production, utilisation, the frequent disposal of goods, materials, and services, often after just a single use.
Each Scottish household contributes over a ton of waste annually, yet a substantial portion of this waste could be minimised, repurposed, or recycled, playing a role in shaping a net zero nation.
In the year 2020, household waste in Scotland surpassed 2.4 million tonnes, but only 1 million tonnes were recycled. The remaining waste was managed through landfill (650,000 tonnes) and incineration (750,000 tonnes), encompassing recovery and co-incineration processes, as well as other management methods.
In the City of Edinburgh, an average of 381.34 kg of household waste per person was generated in 2020, contributing to approximately 0.95 TCO2e per individual.
A resident of Scotland presently consumes resources equivalent to what three planets could provide. Yet, we have only one planet at our disposal.