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Question reference: S6W-13770

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 11 January 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 25 January 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the conclusions of Circle Economy's The Circularity Gap Report Scotland, that only 1.3% of the resources Scotland uses are cycled back into the economy, the lowest circularity score of any nation yet assessed.


We welcome the recent Circularity Gap Report which clearly sets out the size of the challenge ahead. The Scottish Government is clear that transitioning to a circular economy is key if we are to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis, and this means reducing our demand for raw material, increasing reuse and repair, and recycling more.