Consultation on single-use plastics
Friends of the Earth Scotland’s Plastic and Circular Economy Campaigner Sarah Moyes said: “The impact of plastic pollution is everywhere you look and in Scotland we’re using a staggering 700 million single-use plastic items each year. While changing people’s behaviour is important in tackling this issue, the Scottish Government’s consultation is a welcome step towards addressing the problem of plastic at its source.
“Single use items under consultation like balloon sticks, cutlery and straws not only end up polluting our environment and harming our wildlife, but they are a major contributor to the climate crisis. The more plastic that companies make, the more climate emissions are released into the atmosphere, and we’re now finding them washed up on beaches from Fife to the Western Isles.”