Fight Against Throwaway Culture
Professor Liam Delaney has joined experts from retail, the waste and chemical industries, the public sector, and academia on a Scottish Government panel tackling plastic pollution. This will be part of the Expert Panel on Environmental Charging and Other Measures, an advisory group being established to provide advice on measures which may be adopted in Scotland, within devolved competence, with the goal of encouraging long-term and sustainable changes in the consumer and producer behaviour required to move to a circular economy. To fulfil this remit, the group will have an initial working life of two years, over which time it will deliver a rolling programme of advice on a set of priority items, starting initially with disposable cups and plastic straws. See here for more information.