The St Enoch Centre has found a new and innovative way of reusing their waste and saving money in the process.

Following a Circle Assessment and Workshop with Circular Glasgow, the shopping centre has devised a creative plan to ensure staff begin to think differently about waste – now every cup of coffee sold will be giving plants throughout the mall a new lease of life. Coffee grounds are now being collected from retailers by landscape specialists who will use the grounds to enrich the compost in the plant pots.

Circular Glasgow, hosted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland works with companies across the city helping them to open up new revenue streams, increase competitive advantage and realise financial savings using a range of practical tools. A circular economy is one which aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible while extracting the maximum value for them while in use – essentially “zero waste”.

This new move aligns with Glasgow’s Commercial Waste Project aim to ensure there are less large, bulky trade waste containers on our streets and lanes. By encouraging businesses to assess their waste and recognise its value there is a variety of benefits for both their business and the environment.