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Campaigners call for incineration loophole to be closed

Local community groups and environmental campaigners have written to the Scottish Government calling for the it to “close the gaping loophole” and immediately stop plans for unnecessary incinerators being built in Scotland. 

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‘Underwhelming’ Programme for Government – warm words won’t stop a warming planet

This is an underwhelming programme for more of the same when what is needed a radical change that can speed Scotland away from fossil fuels.

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Scottish Parliament

First Minister urged to put fossil fuel phase out at core of Programme for Government

There is no more time to waste with timid climate politics.

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Campaigners call for Octopus Energy to stop funding polluting incinerator

Local residents and environmental campaigners have criticised Octopus Energy for funding a new incinerator being built in North Ayrshire in Scotland.

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New law must be strengthened to reduce Scotland’s environmental impact

Campaigners say that the new circular economy bill, which has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament today (14 June), could significantly reduce Scotland’s global climate impact by changing the way we use materials, but must be strengthened to do so.  

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Scotland’s demand for transition materials linked to social and environmental harm

Campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to develop a strategy to limit the demand for materials required in the transition away from fossil fuels. This comes as a new…

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Scottish Government fails to deliver on key recommendations of incineration review

The failure of the Scottish Government to commit to the main recommendations of its own review is a missed opportunity to phase out existing incinerators and end the harmful practice of burning plastics.

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Plastic bottles

Delay to deposit return a blow to Scotland’s environment

Environmental campaigners are dismayed by the news that Scotland’s deposit return scheme, which was due to launch in August 2023, has been delayed until next year.

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Powderhall waste depot, Edinburgh

Scotland is recycling less and increasing incineration, new stats reveal

New statistics reveal that Scotland recycled less and sent more waste to incineration in 2021 than 2018. SEPA did not publish complete datasets for 2019 or 2020 because of the…

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