UK: New Scottish Government action plan expected to reduce waste generation by 15% by 2025
The Government of Scotland has released an action plan to reduce waste and create a more efficient and circular economy, setting the 2025 goals of reducing waste generation by 15%. The plan has 6 overall goals, one of which is improving extended producer responsibility (EPR) and reducing the environmental impacts of packaging. Twenty actions are proposed to help achieve these goals including the requirement for retailers to charge for carrier bags beginning in October 2014 (Recycling Laws International, 4 October 2013).
Click here for the action plan (700 kB).