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Leading the Way in the Public Sector

On 22 June, we held the second in a series of joint webinars with Zero Waste Scotland on planning for Net Zero in the public sector. This webinar focussed on delivering net zero with a particular emphasis on procurement and the circular economy. The session builds on the first joint webinar, held on 6 May 2020.

Net Zero Plan

Following the publication of Zero Waste Scotland’s Net Zero Plan on 8th June, Fraser Millar, Environment Analyst, provided a brief update on the progress with implementing the plan, including the development of a new carbon calculator and a commuting footprint tool (COCA), which is currently underway. Once complete, members will be able to access this free tool.

Sustainable Procurement

We also welcomed Claire Guerin, Sector Manager - Sustainable Procurement at Zero Waste Scotland. Claire explored how circular procurement can support a green recovery transition by:

- building resilient supply chains;

- increasing demand for shorter, more localised supply chains; and

- stimulating circular (and innovative) products and services.

Recording & Slides

If you missed the webinar or would like to view the recording, please watch the video below. You can also access the webinar slides here.

Going Beyond Net-Zero (Webinar 2) from Sustainable Scotland Network on Vimeo.

Useful documents:

  1. The impact of Coronavirus Lockdown on Zero Waste Scotland’s Carbon Footprint
  2. Pioneering behaviour change towards procurement for circular economy in Malmö
  3. Procuring for: Repair, Re-use and Remanufacturing - Category and Commodity Guidance
  4. Webinar chat stream summary responses