Survey seeks business views on environmental sustainability

Date: 
Tuesday, 26 October, 2021


Businesses are being asked to give their views on environmental sustainability as work begins to draft a Circular Economy Strategy for East Dunbartonshire.sustainability image

It is an opportunity to highlight the key challenges for businesses trying to be more green and also to promote local sustainable economy success stories, coinciding with the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Businesses are being asked to fill in an online survey via https://tinyurl.com/circular-EDC before 10 November.

A number of local firms are being contacted directly, with Council officers also attending online Business Gateway East Dunbartonshire events. All feedback is being collated to inform the creation of a draft Circular Economy Strategy - which will then go out to public consultation.

The strategy will be led by the Council, with input from East Dunbartonshire Economic Partnership and the local business community.

It ties in with work on the Council's Economic Recovery Plan, Climate Action Plan, Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy, and Active Travel Strategy.

Councillor Vaughan Moody, Joint Leader of the Council, said, "With an increasing focus on climate change issues and the international COP26 event taking place nearby, it's important we gather as many views as possible from local businesses to help guide the creation of a Circular Economy Strategy."

Councillor Andrew Polson, Joint Leader of the Council, said, "It is vital that we have a strong, sustainable and robust economy which not only protects jobs and firms, but the environment too. The aim of this work is to develop guidance which will help ensure we are able to seize all available opportunities moving forward, while working towards net zero emissions."

Businesses are invited to visit https://tinyurl.com/circular-EDC before 10 November to get involved in the early stages of drafting the Circular Economy Strategy.

For more information, visit www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/economic-recovery, www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/circular-economy-strategy and www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/climate-change

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