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What is a circular economy?

A circular economy is one in which nothing falls from the loop and therefore, nothing is wasted or lost.  Items and materials are used to their maximum potential and then recycled and re-used in their original format where possible, this allows us to eliminate the need for new products to be introduced.

The importance of a circular economy is vital as it reduces the impact our society’s consumption of natural resources has on the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling materials.  By adopting the model of a circular economy, we will increase the productivity of society as a whole and change peoples’ mind-sets regarding waste.

What are we doing to achieve a circular economy?

WRC Recycling was built on the premise of diverting waste from landfill and turning it into valuable resources.  This is done via our source segregation, collections, sorting and processing of materials which can be directed onto manufacturing industries—thus, closing the loop.

We recognise the need for investment and continual improvement to allow us to stay at the forefront of our industry’s expectations.   We continuously monitor and look to improve our daily operations ensuring we achieve the most efficient processes and we have updated our fleet to Euro 6 engines meaning we have the most efficient vehicles with regards to fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

The Scottish Governments vision of a circular economy is their hope of creating a ‘zero waste society’ through the introduction of the ‘ZERO WASTE LEGISLATION’. This was developed with a view to reducing waste to landfill and increasing the reduced, reuse and recycling of material in line with the hierarchy of waste. The Scottish Government’s waste targets are set out specifically to help Scotland achieve a ‘zero waste society’.  Zero Waste Scotland are the organisation that is supported by the government to help the people and businesses of Scotland achieve these targets.

The targets are listed below:

Working closely with Zero Waste Scotland we look to assist and support our clients’ in recognising and meeting their recycling targets.  We take ownership of our clients achieving their environmental goals allowing them to concentrate on their core business functions.

We provide every client with an individual, bespoke, total waste management solution that best meets their needs. By looking to rebrand waste into a commodity, where possible, we look at introducing non-intrusive processes that maximise recycling and minimise cost.

WRC Recycling supports the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan, which is delivered with support from Zero Waste Scotland. Zero Waste Scotland helps individuals, businesses and the resource management industry to reduce waste, recycle more and use resources efficiently. For more information, visit:

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