Environmental Policy

Packaging waste: Changing business targets for plastic and glass

Recent publications have highlighted a relative decline in the use of cash, as both consumers and businesses increasingly turn to alternative payment methods. This call for evidence seeks a better understanding of what implications the trend away from cash has for tax compliance, and in particular evasion and the hidden economy.

The government is inviting responses from individuals, businesses, tax and other representative bodies, charities, the financial services and financial technology sectors, retailers, and any other industries that regularly handle cash.

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Making Things Last: Consultation on creating a more circular economy in Scotland

The Scottish government have launched a consultation which explores the priorities for building a more circular economy – where products and materials are kept in high value use for as long as possible.  It builds on Scotland’s progress in the zero waste and resource efficiency agendas, with a new focus on a much broader set of business and industry opportunities. The document includes a wide range of proposed measures and actions that cross a number of different aspects and sectors, for example it includes proposals on ‘skills and training’  to ensure that the right skills and expertise ar

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Deposit return system – call for evidence (Scotland)

Zero Waste Scotland have called for evidence from industry and other stakeholders on the implications of a national deposit return system in Scotland. This call for evidence has been launched in tandem with the findings of a feasibility study into a deposit return system within Scotland.

Information about the call for evidence can be viewed here: http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/deposit-return-system-%E2%80%93-call-evidence

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Environment Bill (Wales)

The National Assembly for Wales' Environment and Sustainability Committee is seeking the views of the public on the Environment (Wales) Bill.

The Bill seeks to legislate in a wide range of issues relating to the environment, including:

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