Publication - Impact assessment

Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021: equality impact assessment - final

Published: 11 Nov 2021

We published a partial equality impact assessment during the public consultation on the introduction of market restrictions on problematic single-use items in Scotland, which took place between 12/10/202 and 04/01/2021. This EQIA expands that work with additional research, data, and evidence.

Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021: equality impact assessment - final
Introducing market restrictions on problematic single-use plastic items in Scotland

Introducing market restrictions on problematic single-use plastic items in Scotland

Description of Policy

Title of policy/strategy/legislation: Introducing market restrictions on problematic single-use plastic items in Scotland

Minister: Lorna Slater, Minister for Green Skills, Biodiversity and Circular Economy

Lead Official: Aidan Grisewood, Deputy Director, Environmental Quality and Circular Economy

Directorate: Environment and Forestry

New policy and/or legislation: The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021

Final EQIA

A partial equality impact assessment (EQIA) was published[1] as part of the Scottish Government's public consultation on the introduction of market restrictions on problematic single-use items in Scotland, which took place between 12 October 2020 and 4 January 2021. This document expands on the partial EQIA with additional research, data, and evidence.

The final EQIA focuses on some of the key issues identified in the partial EQIA and considers what mitigations could be put in place to reduce the risk of disadvantage that may unintentionally be caused.


Contact

Email: supd@gov.scot