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Local Authority

30 April 2008Waste Prevention within Local Authorities

Report Summary

Analysis of the audits suggests that the internal activites of all 32 LA's generates approximately 118,00 tpa of MSW equivalent to 3% of total MSW arisings in Scotland.  The report identifies the premises where waste arises (60% from schools, 13% from community, culture & leisure etc) and the five main waste streams of which paper and card comprises the singlest largest fraction (55%). The report highlights the opportunites for Scottish LA's to both reduce their waste arisings and reliance on landfill as the main disposal option.

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Towards Zero Waste - Remade Scotland