The Scottish Government has published its draft National Litter Strategy for consultation, focusing on action that will help prevent litter and illegal dumping.
It encourages people to take greater personal responsibility, and includes support for organisations to help solve the problem. The consultation sets out how the Government intends to:
- Help people understand why binning waste responsibly matters
- Make it easy for people to do so
- Highlight that littering and flytipping are socially unacceptable
You can view the consultation on the Scottish Government website.
The Scottish Government is inviting written responses by 27 September 2013. Responses by e-mail should be sent to: EQ_CAT@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.
A consultation event is expected to be held at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, on 30 August. If you would like to attend or receive more details when they are available please email to the above address.
The issue of illegal dumping and flytipping also links with a parallel consultation on proposals to create cleaner coastlines by tackling marine litter. You can read details of both issues via the Scottish Government’s news release on this issue.