Our next speaker will be Kim Olsson from NSR Helsingborg, Sweden
Scotland’s new waste reduction targets look ambitious -- from 2014 local authorities will have to offer households in urban areas separate food waste collection and food-related businesses will have to separate food waste for recycling (hospitals and others with less than 50kg of weekly food waste have until 2016).
Regulations will bring in two different ‘landfill bans’: a ban on materials separated for recycling (from 2014); and a ban on biodegradable material (from 2021). Can Scotland reach these green targets when newspapers reported only this week that £2m of valuable materials are being thrown into landfill or burned every day in Britain?
Kim Olsson’s massive recycling plant in Sweden not only recycles 80% of all rubbish but the anaerobic digester plant produces bio-fertiliser (supplied in pipes direct to nearby farms) and bio fuel for cars. The key to Sweden’s success?
Come and find out. Scottish speakers to be confirmed.
Weds 31st October Committtee Room 1 Scottish Parliament
Organised by the Embassy of Sweden with Nordic Horizons
Hosted by Mike MacKenzie MSP, Energy
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