With the Commonwealth Games now only two months away, businesses across Scotland are pledging to use their resources efficiently.
Glasgow, as the Games’ host, is leading the call for the ‘Resource Efficiency Pledge’, which is being put forward by Zero Waste Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. The pledge aims to increase businesses’ resource efficiency and create up to £2.9 billion of savings across the country.
“The Resource Efficiency Pledge is a way to make it easy for Scottish business to work through simple steps to reduce their resource use, save money and demonstrate their commitment ot the environment,” said Iain Gulland, director of Zero Waste Scotland.
The SECC in Glasgow, which will host the media hub during the Games, is the first venue to support the initiative.
“We are delighted to be the first venue to sign up to the Resource Efficiency Pledge as it will provide both the inspiration and motivation to enhance our environmental performance in what is a competitive and challenging business,” said Alan Cuggy, safety, health and environment manager for the SECC.
The SECC has pledged to improve recycling rates and energy efficiency across the whole campus, which will host judo, wrestling, gymnastics, boxing, netball, weightlifting and powerlifting in addition to international press.
The Commonwealth Games begin 23 July.
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