It’s been a busy few weeks for our parent organisation, Circular Communities Scotland. Take a look below to see what’s been happening.


CEO Michael Cook Sabbatical Announcement

CEO Michael Cook of Circular Communities Scotland will be taking a sabbatical from his role between January – August 2024.

‘As an organisation, Circular Communities Scotland prides itself on our caring and empowering work environment, where staff are supported to live to their full potential both inside and outside of work. As such, we are delighted to support Michael on his sabbatical and wish him the best in his travels.’

 You can read the full details of this important announcement here.

For the duration of Michael’s sabbatical an Interim CEO will take over Circular Communities Scotland. ‘This is a caretaker role, so a case of evolution rather than revolution.  We are also looking for someone who can get up to speed quickly so some understanding of the organisational context (membership body, circular economy) is required.’ 

Read the job description and apply for the position of Interim CEO of Circular Communities Scotland here.


Circular Communities Scotland welcomes the publication of Scotland’s proposed Circular Economy Bill.

The Scottish Government published its proposed Circular Economy Bill on June 13th 2023. This legislation aims to redefine how waste and resources are managed in Scotland.

‘Last year, Circular Communities Scotland campaigned for a strong and ambitious Circular Economy Bill, outlining detailed meaningful and concrete policy asks. As an organisation we will continue to represent our membership and to do what we can to ensure the Bill is as strong and ambitious as possible.’

Read Circular Communities Scotland’s full response here.


Scotland Deposit Return Scheme Delay – Policy Statement

Circular Communities Scotland supports the implementation of the long-awaited Scottish Deposit Return Scheme. However we are disappointed that the latest announcement from the Scottish Government indicates that the implementation date is now October 2025 at the earliest and that glass will be required to be removed from the scheme.’ Read the full statement here.

Alongside our Policy Statement, Circular Communities Scotland was pleased to share our CEO Michael Cook’s Agenda Piece for the Scottish Herald, calling for Policy Makers to Put Their Differences Aside for the Sake of the Climate.

Read the Agenda Article in full by clicking here.


The Reuse Consortium is proud to work alongside Circular Communities Scotland and supports these messages.