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Reducing Pollution and Waste in Scotland

recycling bin In Scotland, more than 20 million tonnes of waste is produced each year.

The Scottish Government is committed to reducing Scotland's local and global environmental impact by moving towards a Zero Waste Scotland. This involves encouraging recycling and reducing the traditional reliance of waste in landfill.

Action is also being taken to tackle different types of pollution to help improve quality of life and reduce environmental damage in Scotland.


  • Environmental Crime Taskforce

    The Environmental Crime Taskforce is a group of experts tasked with of supporting delivery of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling environmental crime.

  • Better Environmental Regulation

    The Scottish Government and SEPA's joint Better Environmental Regulation Programme.