Zero Waste Scotland found that of the estimated 372,026 tonnes of waste to be disposed per annum of across the three sectors over a quarter of it could be widely recycled and more than half was potentially recyclable.
The Scottish health and social care sector send more than 30,000 tonnes of paper waste to landfill. Including newspapers, magazines, and unused A4-type paper, over 80% of this is potentially recyclable;
Scottish educational establishments of all kinds send over 120 tonnes of unused paper to landfill each year
The Scottish wholesale and retail sector throws nearly £30million of whole or unused food straight in their general waste bin