Date lodged: 25 April 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how it promotes recycling to people from ethnic minorities.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 9 May 2017
The Scottish Government is committed to engaging and supporting ethnic minority groups as part of delivering Scotland’s ambitious recycling targets. Zero Waste Scotland provides guidance to local authorities on how to engage effectively with ethnic minority groups to promote recycling. There have been a number of successful local authority pilots to ensure effective communication of recycling benefits to ethnic minority groups and learning from these has been adopted into current practice. Zero Waste Scotland also leads on educational campaigns to reduce waste and uses visual images to reach people from different linguistic backgrounds.