Since the inception of CRNS in 2004, the organisation and the membership have evolved with a continually changing political and policy landscape. The Scottish Government’s 2015 circular economy strategy entitled “Making Things Last” and the current policy work being done around a Scottish deposit and return system are highly relevant to our sector.
The circular economy is all about people and how they interact with their environment, communities and the economy. This is also at the very heart of what CRNS members are doing within their own context. With this in mind, surveying the CRNS membership and quantifying their resource management activities is key to inform our collective efforts going forward.
We are pleased to report that we have collated data on all of our full member organisations. A big thank-you goes out to all our members for co-operating with the survey as we acknowledge that for many organisations just taking time out to complete a survey can be challenging. Thanks to your help, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date information we have ever collected on the membership.
We are sharing this report widely as we want this information to be used by our sector to demonstrate the collective strength and value of our activities within Scotland’s wider resource management landscape.
At CRNS we have already used these survey results to inform our strategic planning for the next three years and we will continue to use this information to inform our programme of activity and policy work. This will in turn, connect to Scotland’s evolving circular economy strategy. The collective activities and strength of the CRNS membership will define, in part, the future ambitions of a truly circular economy in Scotland.
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