Rural and Environment

  • Single-use plastic ban

    12th August 2022 by

    Scotland’s ban on single-use plastic products ban has become fully effective today (12 August 2022). The Scottish Government’s ban on many of the most damaging single-use plastic products came into force on 1 June 2022. However, the ban had been under threat from the UK Internal Market Act. The Act, which no devolved legislature consented...

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  • Just transition to Net Zero

    6th June 2021 by

    First person piece by Richard Lochhead on Scotland's journey to achieving net zero emissions

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  • In the news: Circular Economy Bill

    21st January 2020 by

    You may have seen in The Scotsman today an opinion piece from James MacKenzie regarding our proposals for a Circular Economy Bill. A Scottish Government spokesperson said: “A thriving circular economy presents enormous economic and industrial opportunities for Scotland, as well as significant environmental benefits. For our journey towards becoming a net-zero society to be...

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