Stirling MSP encourages public to have its say on single-use plastic plans
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has encouraged the public to submit their views, in a new Scottish Government consultation on tackling single-use plastics.
The consultation, open for 12 weeks via the online platform Citizen Space, will give the public an opportunity to inform future government policy around the use and sale of single-use plastics in a wide range of consumer goods, including food packaging.
Plastic waste continues to have a detrimental impact on the environment, ecosystems and wildlife. Single-use plastics are used in hundreds of millions of disposable products in Scotland annually, and regulation in this area will be a valuable step in tackling litter, boosting recycling and reducing harm to the environment.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford said:
‘Stirling is home to some of Scotland’s finest areas of natural beauty, and we’re deeply proud of our natural environment. Single-use plastics have contributed to a throwaway culture for too long, and play a large part in the pollution of our waterways and animal habitats.
‘I urge residents across Stirling to offer their views in this consultation. The Scottish Government are keen to work with local partners and industry to ensure future environmental regulations are fit for purpose, and protect our natural environment for future generations to enjoy.’
You can view the consultation here.
Scottish Government news: https://www.gov.scot/news/tackling-single-use-plastic/