08 August 2023

Surveying circular economic potential

Business Gateway Aberdeen City and Shire is seeking the views of organisations looking to reduce their environmental impact, implement changes to improve sustainability, or are facing challenges that limit what they would like to achieve.

The region's gateway to free expert local assistance and advice—Business Gateway Aberdeen City and Shire—has appointed Enscape Consulting to carry out a circular economy baseline survey to help understand how the region can move towards net zero targets.

The survey will...

  • Establish current awareness/understanding of the circular economy;
  • Identify the level of ambition within enterprises to take forward circular models;
  • Look to recognise any existing circular economy activity already underway in Aberdeen City & Shire.

The survey takes around five minutes to complete and closes on Friday 18th August at 5pm. It can be found online at

A circular economy aims to minimize waste and pollution by promoting the reuse, repair, and recycling of products and materials. This conserves resources and reduces the need to extract new raw materials, which can have a significant environmental impact.

A study by the European Environmental Agency found that Europe could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 48% by 2030 through transitioning to a circular economy, contributing significantly to meeting its climate targets.

Scotland’s ambitious climate change legislation sets a target date for net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045.

Estimates suggest around four fifths of Scotland's carbon footprint comes from the products and services we manufacture, use and throw away. Material consumption and waste are the primary drivers of nearly every environmental problem we currently face, from water scarcity to habitat and species loss.

The findings from the survey will be used to support businesses and the enterprise sector to become more profitable and resource-efficient and will feed into the support offered by Business Gateway City and Shire to local businesses and enterprises.

If you would like to find out more about the survey, please contact Brian Menzies of Enscape at

For more information about the work done by Business Gateway Aberdeen City and Shire, head to