The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) has reported that Scotland’s recycling rate reach a record 63.3% in 2022.

March 27, 2024

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The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) has reported that Scotland’s recycling rate reach a record 63.3% in 2022.

The new record is an increase of 5% from 2021 (which finished at 57%). Sepa notes the increase is reflected by economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and help from increases in recycling of construction and demolition waste.

Landfill use hit a record low of 23.2% of all waste, totaling 2.3 million tonnes.

“The latest data not only shows we’re recycling more and landfilling less, but also that Scottish businesses are continuing to respond to consumers who are continuing to call for less waste and greater resource efficiency,” said Vicki White, Sepa’s head of materials.

“Whilst it's clear there’s more to do, this latest data is both encouraging and a key milestone in our journey to a more resource efficient, net zero economy."

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