1. This consultation is seeking views on the introduction of market restrictions – effectively a ban – for problematic single-use plastic (SUP) items and all oxo-degradable products in line with Article 5 of the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (EU) 2019/904 (hereafter referred to as the "SUP Directive"). The consultation will run for a period of twelve weeks.
2. The proposed introduction of market restrictions forms part of a package of wider measures being taken forward by Scottish Ministers to address marine litter and support a shift away from our throwaway culture. Annex A describes how implementation of these wider measures will support Scotland's transition to a more circular economy which meets the wider requirements of the SUP Directive.