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Environmental watchdog requested to investigate the Scottish Government’s incineration failure

Environmental groups have formally requested Scotland’s environmental watchdog to investigate the Scottish Government’s repeated refusal to use its powers to curb incineration. The Scottish Government created a moratorium on new…

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Scottish Government abandons recycling target

Environmental campaigners have slammed the Scottish Government for abandoning its target to increase household recycling rate to 60%. The ‘unbelievable’ move has been made as part of  its creation of a new law to tackle waste by moving Scotland to a circular economy.

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MSPs vote in favour of circular economy law

Campaigners say that a new law to create a circular economy in Scotland has the potential to significantly reduce our climate and nature impacts.

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Committee backs call for consumption targets

The Net Zero, Energy and Transport committee has recommended that the Scottish Government introduces mandatory targets to reduce consumption.

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Parliament fashion show highlights need for a circular economy

Climate and sustainability groups from across Scotland staged a fashion show of upcycled outfits outside the Scottish Parliament to call on MSPs to support the Circular Economy Bill that’s being debated soon.

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Action demanded to fix climate blind spot

Climate campaigners are demanding that the new Circular Economy Bill fixes a huge “climate blind spot” by addressing the emissions from goods made overseas but consumed in Scotland.

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New waste plan doesn’t go far or fast enough to reduce consumption

It’s encouraging to see that the Scottish Government recognises the role that our unsustainable levels of consumption plays in the climate crisis but this must be matched by a desire to tackle it. 

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Black Friday: Action needed on overconsumption

Environmental campaigners have said that this Black Friday must represent the beginning of the end of Scotland’s overconsumption problem and have called on the Scottish Government to ensure its new circular economy law can bring our use of materials down to sustainable levels.

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Household recycling rates stagnate, as Scottish Government fails to act

Waste statistics published today (17 October) show that household recycling levels in Scotland remain stagnant at 43%, with only a 0.3% increase from 2021 to 2022. The amount of waste…

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