At the World Circular Economy Forum held in Helsinki in May 2017, it was Zero Waste Scotland that caused the most stir. Having grabbed the attention of the 1,500 invitation-only delegates with the offer of free shots of vodka (it was derived from a food waste), the Scots showed that they had a business agenda for the circular economy with credible and achievable long-term goals.

So it is with some expectation of pleasure that we will be attending the Scottish Resources Conference on September 27 in Edinburgh. It will be a chance to talk further about Extended Producer Responsibility – especially our work with NBF for mattresses. At a time when the UK Government has left the global discussion, it is refreshing to meet with officials in Edinburgh who have a resources and product life plan. ...But let’s hope they're also handing out the whisky.