Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021: strategic environmental assessment - post adoption statement

A report on how we have taken environmental considerations, the Environmental Report and consultation findings into account when finalising the The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

Appendix A: Data sources recommended by respondents to Question 4 of the SEA consultation

  • Where appropriate, the Scottish Government will consider the additional information proposed to respondents to Q4 when monitoring the implementation of the market restrictions: Lynas (2007) Six degrees
  • Beaumont, N.J., Aanesen, M., Austen, M.C., Börger, T., Clark, J.R., Cole, M., Hooper, T., Lindeque, P.K., Pascoe, C. and Wyles, K.J. (2019) Global ecological, social and economic impacts of marine plastic. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 142, pp. 189-195.
  • Hidalgo-Ruz, V. and Thiel, M. Abstract only. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16510-3_16 Available:
  • Nelms, S.E., Eyles, L., Godley, B.J., Richardson, P.B., Selley, H., Solandt, J. and Witt, M.J. (2020) Investigating the distribution and regional occurrence of anthropogenic litter in English marine protected areas using 25 years of citizen-science beach clean data. Environmental Pollution (1987), 263 (Pt B), pp. 114365.
  • Nelms, S., Coombes, C., Foster, L., Galloway, T., Godley, B., Lindeque, P. and Witt, M. (2017) Marine anthropogenic litter on British beaches: A 10-year nationwide assessment using citizen science data. The Science of the Total Environment, 579, pp. 1399-1409.
  • Portman, M.E. and Behar, D. (2020) Influencing beach littering behaviours through infrastructure design: An in situ experimentation case study. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 156, pp. 111277.
  • Watts, A.J.R., Porter, A., Hembrow, N., Sharpe, J., Galloway, T.S. and Lewis, C. (2017) Through the sands of time: Beach litter trends from nine cleaned north cornish beaches. Environmental Pollution (1987), 228, pp. 416-424.
  • Hartley, B.L., Pahl, S., Veiga, J., Vlachogianni, T., Vasconcelos, L., Maes, T., Doyle, T., d'Arcy Metcalfe, R., Öztürk, A.A., Di Berardo, M. and Thompson, R.C. (2018) Exploring public views on marine litter in Europe: Perceived causes, consequences and pathways to change. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 133, pp. 945-955.
  • Jefferson, R.L., Bailey, I., Laffoley, D.d., Richards, J.P. and Attrill, M.J. (2014) Public perceptions of the UK marine environment. Marine Policy, 43, pp. 327-337.
  • Lavers, J.L., Oppel, S. and Bond, A.L. (2016) Factors influencing the detection of beach plastic debris. Marine Environmental Research, 119, pp. 245-251.
  • Papathanasopoulou, E., White, M.P., Hattam, C., Lannin, A., Harvey, A. and Spencer, A. (2016) Valuing the health benefits of physical activities in the marine environment and their importance for marine spatial planning. Marine Policy, 63, pp. 144-152.
  • Portman, M.E., Pasternak, G., Yotam, Y., Nusbaum, R. and Behar, D. (2019) Beachgoer participation in prevention of marine litter: Using design for behaviour change. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 144, pp. 1-10.
  • Somerville, S.E., Miller, K.L. and Mair, J.M. (2003) Assessment of the aesthetic quality of a selection of beaches in the Firth of Forth, Scotland. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 46 (9), pp. 1184-1190.
  • Tudor, D.T. and Williams, A.T. (2006) A rationale for beach selection by the public on the coast of Wales, UK. Area (London 1969), 38 (2), pp. 153-164.
  • Wyles, K.J., Pahl, S., Thomas, K. and Thompson, R.C. (2016) Factors that can undermine the psychological benefits of coastal environments: Exploring the effect of tidal state, presence, and type of litter.




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