‘Single Use Plastics Pledge’ Campaign Response

If re-elected, the SNP will bring forward a Circular Economy Bill to advance Scotland’s ambitions for the circular economy through measures which will encourage reuse of products and reduce waste. The bill will tackle our reliance on single-use items and include measures to tackle textile pollution and fast fashion.

An SNP Scottish Government will take action to ban single-use plastic cutlery and will also create a fund based on the success of the Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund for innovation in tackling textile pollution and throw-away culture.

We will implement our ambitious Deposit Return Scheme for single use drinks containers next year to improve recycling, reduce litter and achieve our climate change targets.

Fiona Hyslop