Litter strategy - five years on: review

Review of our national litter strategy "Towards a litter free Scotland: a strategic approach to higher quality local environments,” published in 2014.

Appendix 1: Stakeholder Engagement

Zero Waste Scotland invited about 20 experts involved in litter prevention to form a steering group to oversee the review. The steering group (Table 1) took part in three half-day workshops between August and October 2019, and provided additional, ad hoc comments and feedback throughout this period.

Table 1: Organisations, by sector, which who participated the review Steering Group

Local authorities and their representatives

  • Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Litter Managers' Network
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • Stirling Council

Other land owners

  • Forestry & Land Scotland
  • Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Scottish Land & Estates

Marine Environment

  • Marine Conservation Society
  • Marine Scotland

Transport Operators

  • Transport Scotland

Community groups

  • Angus Clean Environments


  • Keep Scotland Beautiful
  • Scottish Community Safety Network


  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

Waste Industry

  • Chartered Institute of Wastes Management

In addition to the steering group, further organisations (Table 2) were invited to a stakeholder event in Edinburgh on 3 September 2019 and approached to provide feedback at the Scottish Resources Conference, which was held 1-2 October 2019. Organisations which were unable to attend the stakeholder event were given the option to complete a survey between 25 September and 1 November 2019.

Table 2: Organisations, by sector, which were invited to the stakeholder event and asked to provide feedback via the survey mentioned above.

*denotes organisations which were engaged through at least one of these channels.

Local authorities and their representatives

  • Association for Public Sector Excellence
  • Society of Local Authority Chief Executives
  • All 32 local authorities, including:
  • Argyll & Bute Council*
  • Clackmannanshire Council*
  • East Ayrshire Council*
  • East Dunbartonshire Council*
  • Edinburgh City Council*
  • Falkirk Council*
  • Fife Council*
  • Highland Council*
  • North Ayrshire Council*
  • North Lanarkshire Council*
  • Perth & Kinross Council*
  • South Lanarkshire Council*
  • West Lothian Council*

Other land owners

  • Cairngorms National Park
  • Crown Estate
  • Glasgow Housing Association
  • Historic Environment Scotland*
  • Melville Housing Association*
  • National Farmers' Union Scotland
  • National Health Service
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Scottish Canals
  • Wheatley Group*

Commercial Interests

  • BIDS Scotland
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Falkirk BID
  • Inverurie BID
  • McDonald's
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • St Andrews BID
  • Visit Scotland

Transport Operators

  • Amey*
  • BEAR Scotland*
  • Calmac
  • Edinburgh Airport
  • Network Rail
  • Scotland Transerve*
  • Scotrail

Community groups

  • Don't Mess with Mussy*
  • Fisherrow Waterfront Group*
  • Leithers' Don't Litter*
  • Zero Waste Perth


  • Changeworks*
  • Community Resources Network Scotland
  • Greenspace Scotland
  • Have you got the bottle?

Young people and Education

  • Climate 20:50
  • Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges
  • Scottish Youth Parliament*
  • Strathclyde University*
  • Sunnyside Primary School*
  • Young Scot



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