Rural and Environment

  • 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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  • In the news: Beach clean

    28th November 2019 by

    You may have seen in the media today (Guardian, BBC) that the Marine Conservation Society has released the results of its most recent Great British Beach Clean.

    In Scotland, the results show it was another record-breaking year, with more beach cleans taking place and more volunteers getting involved than ever before. The survey found that 7,669 kg of litter was removed from the Scottish coastline as a result of their efforts.

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  • In the news: Rest of UK consults on DRS

    19th February 2019 by

    You may have seen in the news that a consultation has been launched on proposals for a Deposit Return Scheme across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Scottish Government has already consultated on a Deposit Return scheme. The consultation closed closed in September and the analysis is due imminently.  A Scottish Government Spokesperson said: “We…

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