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Scotland raises awareness about compost

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The Scottish Government is urging people to help reduce waste during Compost Awareness Week by taking up composting as a greener way of disposing of their garden and kitchen waste.

The week runs from 3 May to 9 May and aims to encourage more people to take up home composting by purchasing discounted compost bins through the Waste Aware Scotland Compost at Home campaign.

Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham said: “Composting at home is relatively easy and helps reduce the 900,000 tonnes of kitchen and garden waste that Scotland produces every year, that’s why I’m getting involved in Compost Awareness Week. I am determined to help create a cleaner, greener Scotland which is one of this Government’s priorities. Composting at home also creates a great free, soil conditioner which can help improve the health and growth of your plants.”

The campaign is backed by all 32 Scottish local authorities and the Waste & Resources Action Programme.

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