PLANTS in a Scottish shopping centre have been given a new lease of life thanks to a new environmental initiative.

St Enoch Centre in Glasgow has joined the circular economy by using coffee grounds, which were previously seen as waste, now being used on plants in the mall.

Landscape specialists, GP Plantscapes, use the waste grounds to enrich the compost.

St Enoch came up with the concept following a “circle assessment” and workshop with Circular Glasgow which explored ways the shopping centre could repurpose waste to create circularity among its retailers.

The concept has seen retailers brought together in a bid to embrace the circular economy and already Starbucks, Costa, Muffin Break, Kimble’s, Di Maggio’s, McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Aulds and Burger King have signed up to the initiative which will reduce the amount of waste from the centre.

Anne Ledgerwood, general manager of St Enoch Centre, said: “This is just the start of our circular economy journey.”