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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08962: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 24 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-08565 by Roseanna Cunningham on 13 April 2017, what stakeholders it has met regarding the issues raised by the research; who attended the meetings, and whether it will publish the minutes or notes.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 9 May 2017

The Scottish Government’s priority for waste, as laid out in our ‘Making Things Last’ Circular Economy Strategy, is to keep valuable materials in as high value use as possible. This includes increasing recycling and encouraging re-use.

We are therefore keen to see less waste from ‘on the go’ beverages. There has been no formal, specific engagement on the issues raised by the Cardiff University research. However, these issues, along with findings and possible solutions proposed by other sources, will be discussed with stakeholders in coming months. This approach fits within wider action to explore extending producer responsibility and will further inform the way forward.