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Towards a Litter-Free Scotland: Consultation on a strategy to tackle and prevent litter and flytipping

Towards a Litter-Free Scotland: Consultation on a strategy to tackle and prevent litter and flytipping

Thursday, July 4, 2013

ISBN: 9781782567226

We want our National Litter Strategy to achieve a cleaner, safer environment for people who live in and visit Scotland - where littering is no longer acceptable. The strategy we are consulting on is a package of measures to encourage people not to litter or flytip.

Executive Summary

This National Litter Strategy consultation takes forward our commitment to tackle litter - helping to create the cleaner, safer communities we all need.

The consultation outlines support for practitioners and stakeholders through to 2020, with a focus on influencing individuals to take more responsibility. Actions are set out under three strategic directions:

•Information: communication, education and support for business

•Infrastructure: providing/servicing bins, product design, guidance and future funding

•Enforcement: improving the effectiveness of legislation and training

The consultation puts forward a package of measures designed to complement and reinforce each other. These will challenge individuals who litter and flytip, support those who already dispose of their waste responsibly and encourage more recycling.

We want the final strategy to achieve significant reductions in the scale of Scotland’s litter and flytipping problem.