1. Publication

    17 Jul 2019

    Single-use disposable cups: EPECOM recommendations

    The first report from Expert Panel on Environmental Charging and Other Measures (EPECOM) sets out its recommendations to tackle the dependence on, and environmental impact of, single-use disposable beverage cups in Scotland.

  2. NEWS

    17 Jul 2019 11:59

    Tackling the throw-away culture

    Behaviour change to reduce single-use cup use.

  3. Research and analysis

    10 Jul 2019

    Removal, storage and disposal of vehicles regulations (2019): BRIA

    Final business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for The Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles (Prescribed Sums and Charges etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 and The Police (Retention and Disposal of Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019.

  4. NEWS

    09 Jul 2019 15:20

    Driving a circular economy

    Social and economic benefits of Deposit Return.

  5. Publication

    09 Jul 2019

    Deposit return scheme for Scotland: EQIA

    Summary of equality impact assessment (EQIA) of deposit return scheme for Scotland.

  6. Publication

    09 Jul 2019

    Deposit return scheme for Scotland: SEA

    This strategic environmental assessment (SEA) post adoption statement details the environmental considerations that have gone into the design of the deposit return scheme for Scotland.

  7. Publication

    04 Jul 2019

    A Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland - Equality Impact Assessment

    A further assessment of the potential for equalities impacts from deposit return and proposed mitigation of any negative impacts.

  8. Publication

    08 May 2019

    Deposit return scheme for Scotland: full business case stage 1

    Phase 1 of the Full Business Case (FBC) that underpins the design for the deposit return scheme for Scotland.

  9. NEWS

    05 May 2019 00:01

    Reaching net zero

    Call for immediate action on greenhouse gases.

  10. Publication

    24 Apr 2019

    Food waste reduction: action plan

    Sets out how Scotland can work to deliver it's commitment to reduce food waste by 33% by 2025.

  11. Research and analysis

    23 Apr 2019

    Waste markets study: executive summary

    Summary of study regarding treatment options for Scottish biodegradable municipal waste.

  12. Research and analysis

    23 Apr 2019

    Waste markets study: full report

    Study regarding treatment options for Scottish biodegradable municipal waste.

  13. NEWS

    03 Apr 2019 13:57

    Littering from vehicles

    Action on throwaway culture among motorists.

  14. NEWS

    01 Apr 2019 13:45

    Fighting the throwaway culture

    Deposit Return Scheme update.

  15. Consultation analysis

    21 Feb 2019

    Deposit return scheme consultation: analysis of responses

    Analysis of reponses to the deposit return scheme for Scotland consultation.

  16. NEWS

    20 Feb 2019 13:40

    Reducing single use plastic

    Protecting the marine environment.

  17. NEWS

    24 Jan 2019 10:00

    Circular economy

    Fighting the throwaway culture.

  18. NEWS

    03 Oct 2018 10:15

    Turning the tide on marine plastics

    Doubling of funding.

  19. NEWS

    27 Jun 2018 10:00

    Tackling plastic pollution

    Deposit return scheme consultation.

  20. Consultation paper

    27 Jun 2018

    A deposit return scheme for Scotland: consultation

    Consultation on the options for distinct elements of a deposit return scheme on beverage containers, seeking views on which options will deliver the best results for Scotland.

  21. NEWS

    18 Jun 2018 11:00

    Support to reduce single-use items

    Communities to receive help to reduce plastic waste and marine litter.

  22. NEWS

    11 May 2018 10:00

    Fight against throwaway culture

    Members appointed to expert panel.

  23. NEWS

    11 Jan 2018 09:30

    Tackling marine litter

    Proposal to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic cotton buds.

  24. NEWS

    27 Sep 2017 09:45

    Recycling for the future

    £8.4 million to reduce emissions and household waste.

  25. Strategy/plan

    23 Feb 2016

    Making Things Last: a circular economy strategy for Scotland

    Our circular economy strategy to build a strong economy, protect our resources and support the environment.

  26. Advice and guidance

    08 Jul 2015

    Planning and waste management advice

    Advice for planning authorities on planning and waste management.