From that date all organisations will have to recycle their plastic, metal, glass, paper and food or risk being handed a fine. There will however, be some exemptions, in particular for those in rural areas, with
businesses advised to use the postcode search tool for more information.
The Scottish Government, in passing the Waste (Scotland) Regulations in May 2012, has also stated that it wants 70% of waste to be recycled by 2025, and this new awareness campaign is aimed to help firms with the transition.
Zero Waste Scotland estimates that Scotland is currently paying nearly £100m in landfill taxes to throw away materials which can be recycled and the current campaign is designed to make businesses think about how they recycle and the savings which could be made.