Purchase of plastic straws and sauce sachets: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00223
Date received: 26 January 2018
Date responded: 2 February 2018

Information requested

  • The number of plastic straws purchased in the 12 months.
  • The number of paper straws purchased in the 12 months.
  • The number of sauce sachets purchased in the 12 months.


The Scottish Government provides catering services, through a contractor at nine sites across Scotland. I can confirm that in the 12 month period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017, the Scottish Government catering service at these nine sites:

  • Did not purchase any plastic straws
  • Did not purchase any paper straws
  • Purchased a total of 68,600 individual sauce sachets.

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Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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