Date lodged: 27 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what the impact of the ban on plastic straws will be in terms of (a) weight and (b) volume.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 8 March 2018
The Scottish Government is currently establishing an expert panel to advise on measures to tackle items like disposable plastic straws, which would include a ban or other measures. As part of this, the panel will work with its disability adviser and Zero Waste Scotland to establish robust data for the impact of plastic straw consumption and the implications of any intervention that could be taken within devolved competence.