Date lodged: 26 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the independent auditing of industry efforts to reduce plastic pellet loss and what support it can provide toward this.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 15 August 2017
The auditing of industry efforts to reduce plastic pellet loss will be discussed at the next meeting of the Marine Litter Strategy Steering Group, on 7 September 2017. The Scottish Government is committed to the actions it laid out in the Marine Litter Strategy, including an industry code of conduct regarding plastic pellets, and will investigate ways to support this.