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Circular Economy

ScottishPower aims to minimise resource use and waste and has established ‘circular’ processes that keep materials in use at high value for the long term. As we grow our renewable energy generation and storage capacity, we must reduce the amount of finite resources we extract and use.

It is important that we fully understand our reliance on resources and develop a circular business that is efficient, reduces environmental impacts, supports local jobs, and reduces supply chain risk.

We are already making a difference:

  • 90% of our waste was diverted from landfill in 2022
  • 39% reduction in overall waste generated between 2021 and 2022
  • Implemented a wind turbine component repair, reuse, and repurposing programme.



Circular Economy Targets


Develop a detailed circular economy action plan by 2025


100% wind turbine blade recycling by 2030*

*This target is subject to the existence of a commercially feasible solution


Zero waste to landfill by 2030


Achieve 50% sustainable steel use by 2023 and 100% net zero steel by 2050


Sustainable Development Strategy – Action 2030

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