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

Published: 11 Nov 2021

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.

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

Footnotes

1. https://www.pewtrusts.org/-/media/assets/2020/07/breakingtheplasticwave_summary.pdf

2. European Union (2019) Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, Article 3(3) [Online]. Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/

3. Market restrictions will only apply to food containers (including their caps and lids) made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) which is considered a subset of EPS.

4. Market restrictions will only apply to cups for beverages (including their covers and lids) that are made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and extruded polystyrene (XPS) which is considered a subset of EPS.

5. Scottish Government (2019) The Environmental Protection (Cotton Buds) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 [online] Available at: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2019/271/made

6. The Scottish Government (2020) Introducing Market Restrictions on Problematic Single-Use Plastic Items in Scotland - Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report. Available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/environmental-report-consultation-eu-sup-directive/

7. Consultation: Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland

8. Section 3 of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 defines the consultation authorities as Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Historic Scotland (HS)

9. Consultation: Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland

10. Consultation: Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland

11. The Scottish Government (2010) Scotland's Zero Waste Plan [online] Available at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2010/06/08092645/0

12. The Scottish Government (2016) Making Things Last – A Circular Economy Strategy for Scotland [online] Available at: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00494471.pdf

13. The Scottish Government (2012) Safeguarding Scotland's Resources - A Programme for the Efficient Use of Our Materials [online] Available at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2012/06/4215

14. The Scottish Government (2014) Towards a Litter Free Scotland: A Strategic Approach to Higher Quality Local Environments [online] Available at: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0045/00452542.pdf

15. The Scottish government (2014) A Marine Litter Strategy for Scotland [online] Available at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/09/4891/downloads

16. The Scottish Government (2020). Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland: The Government's Programme for Scotland 2020-2021 [online] Available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/protecting-scotland-renewing-scotland-governments-programme-scotland-2020-2021/

17. Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2020) New Plastics Economy Global Commitment [online] Available at: https://www.newplasticseconomy.org/assets/doc/Global-Commitment_Definitions_2020-1.pdf

18. WRAP (2018) The UK Plastics Pact [Online]. Available at: http://wrap.org.uk/

19. A top-down carbon assessment was carried out by Zero Waste Scotland for the purposes of the SUPD SEA Environmental Report. The carbon assessment was conducted in order to assess the marginal difference in carbon impacts of the 'Business-as-Usual' and proposed scenarios. The assessment has been updated to reflect the items now in scope.

20. The topics are biodiversity; population; human health; fauna; flora; soil; water; air; climatic factors; material assets; cultural heritage, including architectural and archaeological heritage; landscape; and the inter-relationship between them.

21. European Commission (2018) Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the impact of the use of oxo-degradable plastic, including oxo-degradable plastic carrier bags, on the environment [online] Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/circular-economy/pdf/oxo-plastics.pdf

22. These figures are based on the original range of items proposed for restrictions. Please see section 5 for updated figures.

23. These figures are based on the original range of items proposed for restrictions.

24. Consultation: Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland

25. Consultation: Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland

26. Completed Respondent Information Forms could be sent to SUPD@gov.scot

27. Market restrictions on single-use plastic items: consultation analysis

28. More details about the responses to this question can be found in the consultation analysis (Market restrictions on single-use plastic items: consultation analysis)

29. For this consultation, no response was received from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

30. A further 32 did not read the Environmental Report and a further 41 felt they could not give an opinion.

31. Based on the results of a sensitivity analysis covering three options for replacing EPS food containers by fibre-based alternatives using.

32. The environmental assessment investigated two options: wax-coated cardboard boxes and fibre-based food containers. We carried out the assessment considering a number of scenarios.

33. Consultation: Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland

34. Scottish Government (2013) Strategic Environmental Assessment: guidance [online] Available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/strategic-environmental-assessment-guidance/


Contact

Email: supd@gov.scot