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.