Scottish Government Launches a Consultation on Introducing Market Restrictions on Single-use Plastic Items in Scotland

Scottish Government launched the consultation on introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland.

The consultation proposes the introduction of market restrictions – effectively a ban – on the most commonly littered single-use plastic items found on European beaches. It represents an important next step in the Scottish Government’s (SG) efforts to tackle our plastic problem, allowing Scotland to maintain pace with the environmental standards of our European partners while re-affirming Scotland’s position as a world-leader in the circular economy.

Tackling the negative impact of plastic waste has on our communities,  oceans, rivers and land ecosystems has never been more important.

The focus of this consultation is to gather views on the SG planned approach to introducing market restrictions on single-use plastics in Scotland. Consultation responses will be analysed and will inform SG policy, as SG match the EU Single-Use Plastic Directive.

Subject to the outcome of the consultation, it would be the SG intention to legislate for these changes in 2021.

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