Zero Waste Scotland appoints new Head of Resource Management, Waste & Recycling

Ray Georgeson

Zero Waste Scotland has named Ray Georgeson as its new Head of Resource Management, Waste and Recycling.

Joining in July 2021 – exactly one year before the Deposit Return Scheme goes live in Scotland – Georgeson will lead on several programmes pivotal to the company’s core objectives of maximising the value from waste and supporting the overall ambition of leading Scotland towards using products and resources responsibly.

The new Recycling Improvement Fund and work with Scottish Government to set out a clear waste route map are just some of the key areas of work he will lead a team at Zero Waste Scotland to deliver.

Georgeson’s career spans a wide variety of roles, from community recycling back in the 1980s; Director roles at Waste Watch and WRAP, through to running his own consultancy. He was awarded the MBE for services to sustainable waste management in 1999.

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “There is no doubt that we have reached a crucial point in Scotland’s history in addressing how we manage our waste and ultimately lead the way to ending the climate crisis.

“It is fantastic that Ray is joining our team. He has been prominent in the development of recycling, resource management and the circular economy for more than 30 years and I look forward to working with him as he brings his expertise to Zero Waste Scotland.”

Ray Georgeson added: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Zero Waste Scotland at such an important time, when we really need to step up our continuing improvement of the way Scotland uses resources and fully contribute to the imperative to accelerate climate action. I have held the team and its leadership in high regard for many years and am looking forward immensely to having the opportunity to contribute.”