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Preventing Household Waste in Scotland: A Consultation Paper: January 2006, Paper 2006/1


January 2006

Dear Consultee

Consultation on Preventing Household Waste in Scotland

I attach a consultation paper prepared by the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency on possible actions to prevent household waste. This includes issues relating to the following:

  • Manufacture/design of products
  • Retailers
  • Consumers
  • Community Sector
  • Local authorities

If you have any interests in any of the above, then we would welcome your views. You do not have to respond to every question and may want to answer those most relevant to your organisation or to you as an individual.

Responding to this consultation paper

We are inviting written responses to this consultation paper by 28 April 2006.

Please send your response to:



CRE 556
Preventing Household Waste in Scotland
Central Scanning Unit
Saughton House
EH11 3XD

If you have any queries contact Gillian Smith on 0131 244 0243.

We would be grateful if you would use the Consultation Questionnaire provided or could clearly indicate in your response which questions or parts of the consultation paper you are responding to. This will help us analyse the responses received.

This consultation, and all other Scottish Executive consultation exercises, can be viewed online at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/consultations. You can telephone Freephone 0800 77 1234 to find out where your nearest public internet access point is.

The Scottish Executive now has an email alert system for consultations ( SEconsult: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/consultations/seconsult.aspx). This system allows individuals and organisations to register and receive a weekly email containing details of all new consultations (including web links). SEconsult can keep you up to date with all Scottish Executive consultation activity.

Handling your response

We need to know whether you are happy for your response to be made public. Please complete and return the Respondent Information Form, which forms part of the Consultation Questionnaire. If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly. However, the Scottish Executive is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and we would have to consider any request for information on responses to this consultation paper.

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, these will be made available in the Scottish Executive Library. We will check all responses for any potentially defamatory material before logging them in the library. You can make arrangements to view responses by contacting the Scottish Executive Library on 0131 244 4565. Responses can be copied and sent to you, but a charge may be made for this service.

What happens next ?

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered to help us draw up a Household Waste Prevention Action Plan for Scotland.

Thank you for your time.

Yours faithfully
Simon Stockwell
Waste Strategy