Jul 3, 2018

Support to Scottish Communities to Reduce Single Use Items

Scottish communities to receive help to reduce plastic waste and marine litter. 


Scottish Communities will be able to bid for a share of up to £500,000 to reduce single-use plastics, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham announced in late June.


The new Action on Plastic Zero Waste Towns initiative will provide community groups with funding to deliver actions which would benefit their environment and local economy.


This could include the introduction of water bottle refill facilities, switching all single-use items in the community to the same material to make recycling easier, or replacing single use takeaway containers with reusable systems.


Ms Cunningham announced the new support at the ‘Reducing Plastic Waste and Marine Litter’ summit in Oban which brought together communities, manufacturers, retailers and marine and environmental stakeholders to discuss what actions can be taken in this area. 


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