Delivering Scotland’s circular economy: A Route Map to 2025 and beyond

Closes 22 Aug 2022

Opened 30 May 2022


Through this consultation we set out our proposals for a Route Map to 2025, our strategic plan to deliver Scotland’s zero waste and circular economy ambitions. It is the start of a national conversation on how we deliver our vision for the circular economy.

We are seeking your views on the feasibility and ambition of these proposals in order to reach our 2025 waste and recycling targets, and to achieve our long terms goal of net zero by 2045.

Read the consultation paper

Why your views matter

This consultation invites views on the proposed priorities and actions for the Route Map to 2025 and beyond. It is aimed at everyone who has a role to play: communities, businesses, the third sector, the public sector including local government, and the people and communities of Scotland.

It is the start of a national conversation on how we deliver our vision for the circular economy – and in doing so meeting our commitments in the Climate Change Plan, and securing the opportunities for investment and job creation in the circular economy in Scotland.

Our proposed priorities are to:

  • Promote and support responsible production and consumption (including tackling consumption of single-use items and promoting reuse).
  • Reduce food waste from households and businesses.
  • Significantly improve recycling from households and businesses.
  • Embed circular construction practices.
  • Minimise the impact of disposal of waste that cannot be reused or recycled.
  • Strengthen our data and evidence, sustainable procurement practices, and skills and training.

Give us your views


  • Environment and Climate Change