Developing Scotland's circular economy: consultation on proposals for legislation

We are seeking your views on proposed legislation for the circular economy bill and secondary legislation.


An errata was published on Friday 8/11/2019, as a result of change within the second paragraph under the heading '(ii) New penalty for littering from vehicles', pdf page 30. The html and pdf have both been amended to reflect this change.


Ministerial Foreword

Responding to this consultation


1: Reduce: tackling our throwaway culture
Proposal: Environmental charging for items such as single-use disposable beverage cups

2: Reuse: encouraging use and reuse to prevent waste
Mandatory reporting of waste and unwanted surplus
Encouraging the reuse and redistribution of unwanted surplus stock, such as clothing and textiles

3: Recycle: maximising value of materials
Proposal: Strengthening approach to household recycling collection services

4: Improving enforcement

5: Assessing impact of bill proposals
A: Equality
B: Business and regulation
C: Environment

6: Proposals for secondary legislation
Including circular economy and climate change obligations in the
procurement strategies of public bodies
Increasing the minimum single-use carrier bag charge from 5p to 10p


Glossary of terms

Annex A: Respondent Information Form and Consultation Questionnaire



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