An extensive recycling scheme has been launched by ScotRail.

The new scheme will see the organisation install recycling bins at 19 of its stations across Scotland. The measures have been made possible thanks to a £37,000 grant from Zero Waste Scotland, as part of its ‘Recycle on the Go’ project.  

The scheme has been developed to try and help railways in Scotland become ‘greener’ as well as help customers to recycle on the go. Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, told resource.uk.com: “We are confident that our customers will welcome this move to make it quicker and easier for them to recycle while on the move.”

He added: “The trial supports our ongoing commitment to creating a greener railway for Scotland.”

The bins will be placed in stations including Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Irvine, Oban and Wemyss Bay. Bins will be colour-coded to show what materials can be placed in them, with separate bins for plastic bottles, paper and tin cans. Volunteers from nearby community groups will also be present at the station at peak times, encouraging travellers to use the facilities.

Zero Scotland’s ‘Recycle on the Go’ campaign has distributed £500,000 to more than 30 projects so far. The scheme hopes to increase Scotland’s recycling rate as well as bring financial benefits, according to zerowastescotland.org.uk.

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