A £500,000 fund to provide more facilities for people to recycle when they are out and about has been launched by Zero Waste Scotland.
The Scottish government-backed body said that providing more convenient recycling facilities in busy public places will help Scotland boost its recycling rate and benefit from the value of these resources.
It has been estimated that achieving a 70% recycling rate by 2025 could boost the economy by around £178m.
Cabinet secretary for the environment, Richard Lochhead, said: “Being able to recycle more when we are out and about is another important step towards treating all our waste as a valuable resource.
"Plastic bottles, separated for recycling, can be sold for over £190 per tonne for example – but recyclable materials are worth nothing when disposed of in bins destined for landfill."
Lochhead said such ‘Recycle on the Go' facilities "offered an easy way to capture the value of resources which had the potential to benefit Scotland's economy and environment.
"By recycling your bottles and drinks cans in this way, you can make an important contribution to helping create new jobs and a resilient future economy for Scotland," he said.