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S5W-04802: Maurice Golden (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what types of jobs its circular economy strategy will deliver, and how many jobs have been delivered to date. 

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 29 November 2016

‘Making Things Last’ sets out our ambition and priorities to move Scotland towards a more circular economy, where products and materials are kept in high value use for as long as possible. These types of approaches can lead to economic benefits across a wide range of activities such as manufacturing, retail, transport, construction and repair. The strategy identifies the potential economic and environmental opportunities underpinning the prioritisation of our actions. We would expect the employment benefits of these interventions to become clearer as implementation proceeds.