Silverburn in Glasgow increases recycled rubbish to 96 per cent
One of Scotland’s biggest shopping centres is recycling all its waste after dramatically improving its performance.
In the past three months Silverburn in Glasgow has increased the amount of recycled rubbish from just nine per cent to 96 per cent.
The remaining four per cent is non-recyclable material such as plastic wrapping, which is all shipped abroad to be used as fuel for power stations.
The turnaround, credited to switching from several waste firms to just one - Shanks - has also saved the centre more than £9000.
New ‘food caddies’ introduced by a dedicated recycling team have improved processing of leftovers from food outlets which are sent to a plant in Cumbernauld to create fertiliser for local farmers.
Last year rival Glasgow shopping mall, St Enochs, announced that it was recycling 100 per cent of its waste.
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