Scottish Food And Bev Industry Forms A New Recycling Group

A new group of leading Scottish companies in the food and beverage packaging supply chain have established the Packaging Recycling Group Scotland (PRGS), a new industry group that aims to work with the Scottish government, its agencies and local authorities to improve recycling awareness, increase recycling rates, improve quality of materials and support waste reduction.

“We have strong support, almost 30 organizations now, with a collective desire to work more closely with key bodies on these objectives," said PRGS coordinator Ian Shearer. "A collaborative strategic approach, with a willingness to share knowledge and best practice, and develop partnership solutions, is the right way forward."

“PRGS is well-positioned to harness the expertise and enthusiasm for progress presented by an unprecedented coalition of market-leading manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and trade organizations – representing businesses large and small – with a proven track record of supporting Scottish recycling.”

The group has already held informal talks with Scottish Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead. 

“With its zero waste ambitions and 2025 recycling targets, the Scottish Government is sending out a clear message that this is a priority," added Shearer. “There is now an opportunity for Government and Zero Waste Scotland to forge a distinctly Scottish new partnership model to help leave a sustainable legacy for future generations, building on the significant progress and innovation in recycling of the last 10 years. PRGS is committed to supporting such an approach.”

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