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Scotland - home to the world's longest recycled plastic bridge

Researchers from Rutgers University in the United States have created a 100% recycled and recyclable thermoplastic material which is now being used in construction. This led to the creation of the world's longest recycled plastic bridge located in the Scottish county of Peeblesshire. Fight against plastic! Catch Lord Plastik!

We contribute to the SDGs through the circular economy

 Iberdrola group's sustainable business model is fully aligned with the circular economy system, which acts as a catalyst to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is based on reducing emissions, improving efficiency, optimising resources and maximising the life of waste.

Join us in ScottishPower IT

IT plays a critical role in helping us achieve our aims – which is why we are beginning an IT Transformation Programme which will reach all parts of our business. It’s a major programme that will change how we work, strengthening core functions and working with the latest and newer technologies to accelerate how we deliver innovative digital solutions across the whole of ScottishPower.

The earth has been invaded by plastics!

We know who’s behind this disaster, but we need your help to capture him, because the situation is alarming: every year we produce more than 500 million tons of plastic. Fight against plastic! Catch Lord Plastik!

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ScottishPower's Modern Slavery Statement

ScottishPower is committed to human and labour rights and to eliminating Modern Slavery that could in anyway be connected to our business.

Climate Change

Iberdrola group, a world leader in the fight against climate change - plans to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30% by 2020, 50% by 2030, and, be carbon-neutral by 2050.

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Marine Debris

Four innovative initiatives for cleaning up the oceans

According to Greenpeace, our oceans receive 200 kilos of rubbish a second and have floating islands of plastic with an area four times the size of California. This situation, which is so harmful to the health of our planet, has inspired four ingenious initiatives for cleaning up the oceans. Read about them here; they'll definitely surprise you!

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The war against plastic waste

Goodbye to single-use plastics

In 2021, sales of single-use plastics such as drinking straws, cutlery and cotton buds will be banned in Europe. With almost 90,000 tons of rubbish in the Pacific alone, these, and other similar measures, are sweeping the globe in an attempt to stem the flow of plastic reaching our oceans.

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Plastic-free shopping and the environment

Is shopping for loose products the solution to reducing our use of plastics?

Shopping for loose produce has become popular again to reduce food wastage and help to halt the avalanche of plastic packaging which is damaging our planet. This way of shopping, which was commonplace until only a few decades ago, enables us to buy foodstuffs and other household products by weight and without packaging, and has become a mainstay of the global zero-waste movement.

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Living without plastics

Is it possible to live without plastics?

Living without plastics is possible. At least it is in Aberporth, a small tourist village on the west coast of Wales. Its 1,100 inhabitants have reduced their consumption to make their village the world's first plastic-free community thanks to 'Plastic-free Aberporth', an initiative led by local resident and filmmaker Gail Tudor.

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