Community Recycling (Glasgow)

– in the Scottish Parliament on 6th November 2019.

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Photo of Bob Doris Bob Doris Scottish National Party

8. To ask the Scottish Government how it supports community recycling initiatives in Glasgow. (S5O-03718)

Photo of Roseanna Cunningham Roseanna Cunningham Scottish National Party

The Scottish Government supports community recycling through different funding streams, such as Zero Waste Scotland’s resource-efficient circular economy accelerator programme and the climate challenge fund, which support projects involving waste and circular economy activities, including recycling. Community groups can also get tailored support and advice for recycling initiatives from Zero Waste Scotland.

Photo of Bob Doris Bob Doris Scottish National Party

I draw the cabinet secretary’s attention to an ambitious plan by the newly formed Springburn youth forum, in my constituency, to reclaim a patch of neglected land outside Springburn academy as a seating area for students at lunchtime, and to co-locate community recycling facilities that could also act as a community hub to encourage recycling across the wider area. Will the cabinet secretary offer her support for such innovative plans, and does she think that such initiatives should be encouraged more widely, not only in my constituency, but right across Scotland?

Photo of Roseanna Cunningham Roseanna Cunningham Scottish National Party

I certainly do. That sounds like an extremely interesting project. If Bob Doris wishes to invite me to come and visit, I would be happy to do so.