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Public Consultation on National Litter and Flytipping Strategy for Scotland Launches

Public Consultation on National Litter and Flytipping Strategy for Scotland Launches

The Scottish Government public consultation on litter and flytipping in Scotland, supported by Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Keep Scotland Beautiful, has launched today.

The 15-week public consultation will seek the views of stakeholders and the wider public on the aims and objectives that will form the National Litter and Flytipping Strategy for Scotland, due to launch in 2022.

This is an important opportunity for everyone to have their say and input into the proposed strategy.   

Why is this important?

Research shows 88% of Scots agree that litter is a problem across Scotland. And 70% are concerned about the problem in their area.

In 2014, Scotland’s first National Litter strategy was launched, a review of which was published in 2021.

The review identified key successes of the strategy and highlighted that progress has been made. However, it also recognised that litter and flytipping are deep-rooted problems, continuing to pose a significant challenge across Scotland.

In March 2021, the Scottish Government committed to developing a new National Litter and Flytipping Strategy.

The new strategy will treat litter and flytipping as two separate issues of equal importance and will set out to identify coordinated and collaborative action to tackle each. The aim of the strategy is to support a future where people understand their responsibilities relating to waste disposal and are motivated not to litter or fly tip.

Our stakeholders are an important part of this consultation and we would appreciate your support.

Your say matters.

We want to hear your voice and get a better understanding of the impact of litter and flytipping across Scotland.

The public consultation is a step forward in tackling litter and flytipping in Scotland.

Positive engagement from both stakeholders and the wider public will support the development of the new strategy and help ensure it is a success.

How can you get involved?

The public consultation will be open for fifteen weeks, ending on 31st March 2022. You are an important part of this consultation and we would appreciated your support, in engaging with it and sharing it with your networks We have developed a stakeholder toolkit for you to use when communicating with your networks.

You can show your support by:

- Engaging with the consultation at https://zws.scot/LitterFlytipping

- Following the campaign using #HaveYourSayOnLitter and #HaveYourSayOnFlytipping

- Downloading the stakeholder toolkit featuring suggested social media copy and images for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, email copy and web banners for you to use

- Sharing our social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

- Sharing information about the consultation with partners an groups you are connected to