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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17666: Alison Johnstone (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 11 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it (a) regulates and (b) is considering regulating emissions of pre-production plastic pellets.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 31 July 2018

The Scottish Government does not currently regulate the emissions of pre-production plastic pellets. We support the plastic industry’s Operation Clean Sweep initiative which is designed to reduce pellet loss. We recognise that more needs to be done to reduce pre-production plastic pollution and are working with the plastics industry and relevant stakeholders to consider how this can be best achieved.