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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14162: Maurice Golden (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 29 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on a voluntary code of practice for takeaways that have drive-throughs to reduce littering from vehicles.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 22 February 2018

Every business has a legal responsibility to manage the waste it produces and we encourage businesses to support their customers by reducing waste and preventing litter.

Zero Waste Scotland produced guidance on takeaway litter (Tackling Takeaway Litter) which was published in 2017. Zero Waste Scotland also supports business who want to develop individual action plans to prevent litter, and those that want to work with their wider communities - including local government, other businesses and volunteers - to develop a wider approach tailored to local circumstances.