Zero Waste Scotland 190pxThe report “Material Flow Accounts” shows the average Scot consumes 18.4 tonnes of materials every year, that is the equivalent of 50kg per week on average. Academics agree that a sustainable level of material use, which would still allow for a high quality of life, is about eight tonnes per person per year.  

This analysis by ACR+ member Zero Waste Scotland quantifies Scotland’s material footprint for the first time. It shows us the materials we are extracting from Scotland’s natural environment every year, as well as those which are imported, exported, and wasted. The report paints a picture of the scale and nature of Scotland’s consumption by calculating all the raw materials used to make products and all the finished products we consume, whether made in Scotland or imported.  


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