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National litter and flytipping: consultation

This consultation proposes potential actions to tackle litter and flytipping in Scotland. Responses to this consultation will inform the development of the final National Litter and Flytipping Strategy which will be published in early 2022.


Annex D: Summary of consultation questions

Litter

1. (a) Do you support the proposed action to conduct research to understand the full range of influences on littering behaviours (action 1.1)? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answer.

2. (a) Do you support the proposed action to develop and adopt a national anti-littering campaign (action 2.1)? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answer

3. Which topics should be a priority to address by behaviour change interventions?

4. Is there a need to develop a standard definition for litter that can be used across Scotland? Yes / No / Do not know

5. Do you support the following proposed actions to:

  • Action 3.1: Review available litter data and reach an agreement between stakeholders on a common approach to data collection? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 3.2: Identify commonly littered items and litter hotspots and work with local authorities to develop targeted interventions? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 3.3: Increase the use of citizen science to support data levels and composition of litter? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answer.

6. What would encourage increased participation in citizen science data collection?

7. (a) Do you support the proposed actions to:

  • Action 4.1: Review of CoPLaR (2018) and its implementation by duty holders? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 4.2: Explore the use of flexible and innovative interventions to support litter prevention and removal? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 4.3: Establish an action focused group to encourage collaboration and share best practice between local authorities, national parks and other duty bodies? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answers

8. Please provide examples of flexible or innovative interventions that have or have not worked well.

9. How can increased collaboration and information sharing across local authorities, national parks and other duty bodies be achieved?

10. (a) Do you support the proposed actions to:

  • Action 5.1: Create a national litter hub to provide information to community groups? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 5.2: Create a community-focused litter education programme? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answer.

11. What advice, information and support should be included in a national litter hub?

12. What topics should be included in a community-focused litter education programme?

13. (a) Do you support proposed actions on enforcement of litter offences to:

  • Action 6.1: Conduct an evidence review of barriers to enforcement? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 6.2: Explore raising current fixed penalty notice amounts? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 6.3: Explore potential alternative penalties to monetary fixed penalties? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answers.

14. (a) Do you support the proposed action to review and further develop guidance on enforcement best practices (action 7.1)? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answer.

(c) What should be included in this guidance?

Flytipping

15. (a) Do you support the proposed action to conduct research to understand behaviour that leads to flytipping (action 8.1)? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answer.

16. (a) Do you agree with the proposed actions to:

  • Action 9.1: Develop a sustained, evidence based, national anti-flytipping behaviour change campaign? Yes / No / Maybe
  • Action 9.2: Create a single information point containing advice on disposal of commonly flytipped materials? Yes / No / Maybe

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answer. Are there topics that should be a priority to address in this campaign?

17. Are there topics that should be a priority to address in behaviour change interventions?

18. What information should be included in the single information point?

19. Is there a need to develop a definition of flytipping that can be adopted across Scotland? Yes / No / Do not know

20. (a) Do you support the proposed actions to:

  • Action 10.1: Create a data sharing agreement to support gathering of data and work with stakeholders to improve consistence of data collection? Yes / No / Do not know.
  • Action 10.2: Explore incorporating data into a national database? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 10.3: Review the Dumb Dumpers system and ensure a fit for purpose mechanism for citizen reporting of flytipping exists in Scotland? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 10.4: Explore the development of a live picture of flytipping across Scotland? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answers.

21. (a) Do you support mandatory reporting of flytipping incidents for statuatory bodies? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answer.

22. (a) Do you think we should continue to use Dumb Dumpers as the national reporting tool?

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answers.

(c) What are barriers to reporting flytipping incidents that occur on private land?

(d) Who would you report flytipping to?

23. (a) Do you agree with the proposed actions to:

  • Action 11.1: Support and encourage information and resource sharing between stakeholders? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 11.2: Explore how to support and encourage more reuse and repair of products that are commonly flytipped? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 11.3: Explore a flexible approach to waste disposal with a view to trial interventions? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answers.

24. How can we support and encourage sharing of data and joined up services and infrastructure?

25. Please provide examples of interventions (for example, amnesties or recycling groups) that have or have not work well?

26. What are the barriers to disposing of asbestos?

27. (a) Do you agree with the proposed actions to:

  • Action 12.1: Explore the role of technology in assisting private landowners and land managers deter flytipping on their land? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 12.2: Produce updated guidance for private landowners on dealing with flytipping? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 12.3: Explore alternative financial support mechanisms available to private landowners and land managers? Yes / No / Do not know.

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answer.

28. What support mechanisms need to be in place to help private landowners that are victims of flytipping?

29. (a) Do you support the proposed actions to:

  • Action 13.1: Conduct an evidence review of barriers to enforcement of flytipping offences? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 13.2: Initially raise current fixed penalties issued by local authorities, Police Scotland, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park for flytipping to the maximum (£500) and explore possibility of raising the maximum further at a later date? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 13.3: Explore the possibility and benefits of enabling local authorities and national parks to use civil penalties to enforce flytipping offences? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 13.4: Explore raising current fixed monetary penalties that can be issue by SEPA for flytipping offences to the maximum (£1000) and explore possibility of raising the maximum further at a later date? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 13.6: Review existing legislative powers for enforcing flytipping offences? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answers.

30. (a) Do you support proposed actions to:

  • Action 14.1: Come to an agreement and develop guidance on role and responsibilities in enforcing flytipping offences? Yes / No / Do not know
  • Action 14.2: Develop guidance on enforcement best practices, including on private land and seek for this to be voluntarily adopted by statuatory bodies? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) Please give reason(s) for your answers.

31. Are there any additional proposals you think should be considered for the National Litter and Flytipping Strategy?

32. (a) Do you agree that the accompanying Impact Assessments (BRIA, EQIA, ICIA, FSDA) are an accurate representation of core issues and considerations? Yes / No / Do not know

(b) If not, please provide detail and evidence.

33. (a) Do you agree with the recommendations and conclusions within the Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report? Yes / No / Do not know

(b)If not, please provide detail and evidence

Contact

Email: NLFS@gov.scot

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