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Jan 3, 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (1990) The Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (Scotland) Regulations 2018


The following notice of the Draft Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 has been placed in the 22nd December 2017 publications of the Edinburgh and London Gazettes;

 
 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (1990)
The Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (Scotland) Regulations 2018
 
 
Notice is hereby given that the Scottish Ministers intend to introduce legislation in accordance with section 140 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to prohibit the manufacture and sale of rinse-off personal care products containing plastic microbeads.  Breach of this prohibition is an offence.  A person found guilty of such an offence will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £5000 or on conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding £5,000 or both.  Local authorities will authorise persons to enforce provisions of these Regulations.  It is anticipated that these Regulations will come into force on 9 July 2018. 
 
 
 
 
The draft legislation is available to view on the Marine Scotland website here.
 
 
Alternatively a copy can be requested free of charge from the Marine Litter Team, Marine Planning and Strategy branch, Scottish Government, Area 1A South, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ. 
 
 
Any person may make representations on the draft regulation in writing.  Any such representations should be made by 11 January 2018 to the Marine Litter Team, Marine Planning & Strategy, Marine Scotland, Area 1A South, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ or by email MSMicrobeads@gov.scot
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