The Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC) have published a report entitled “Towards a Circular Economy: Scotland’s Bioresource Flows”. The report is an independent assessment of existing evidence and the quality of the evidence on “bioarisings”. The report finds that there is poor quality evidence, and generally a lack of primary data.
Recommendations for improving the collection and dispersion of data include:
- Mandatory digital waste tracking;
- Set SMART targets aligned with data collection;
- Facilitate the sharing of bioarisings data, especially on temporospatial variation;
- Promote sub-national independent connectivity.
The SSAC report also recommends moving away from language that refers to bioarisings as “waste”.