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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 B: Summary of actions on littering

1. Understand litter perceptions and behaviour to allow targeted approached to be developed

1.1 Conduct research on full range of influences on littering behaviours across various contexts and audience groups

Timeline[25] - S

2. Develop and adopt a shared approach between stakeholders to litter prevention and behaviour change across Scotland

2.1 Develop a sustained national anti-littering campaign and deliver this consistently and collaboratively across Scotland

Timeline[25] - M

3. Improve our understanding of the sources, amount and composition of litter

3.1 Review the available litter data and approach to data collection and reach agreement on common approach to collection

Timeline[25] - M

3.2 Identify commonly littered items and litter hotspots and work with local authorities and duty bodies to develop targeted interventions to reduce litter

Timeline[25] - L

3.3 Increase the use of citizen science to support data on the amount of and composition of litter in Scotland

Timeline[25] - L

4. Encourage a shared approach to services that will effectively support litter prevention

4.1 Carry out a review of CoPLaR (2018)[26]

Timeline[25] - S

4.2 Explore the use of flexible and innovative interventions to support litter prevention and removal

Timeline[25] - M

4.3 Establish an action focused group to encourage collaboration and share best practice between local authorities, national parks and other duty bodies to optimise services

Timeline[25] - M

5. Empower community groups to take action

5.1 Create a national litter hub to provide information and advice to community groups

Timeline[25] - S

5.2 Create a community-focused litter education programme to enable communities to develop the capacity and capability to tackle littering behaviour at a local level

Timeline[25] - M

6. Develop a more effective enforcement model

6.1 Conduct an evidence review of barriers to enforcement of litter offences

Timeline[25] - S

6.2 Explore raising current fixed penalty notice amount for a litter offence

Timeline[25] - M

6.3 Explore alternative penalties to monetary fixed penalties for a litter offence

Timeline[25] - M

6.6 Create powers to issue fixed penalty notices to registered keepers of a vehicle from which littering occurs

Timeline[25] - M

7. Improve consistency of enforcement practices

7.1 Review and further develop guidance on enforcement best practices and seek agreement for this to be voluntarily adopted by local authorities and national parks

Timeline[25] - L

Contact

Email: NLFS@gov.scot

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