Date lodged: 7 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how much has been provided to each local authority in each of the last five years to collect absorbent hygiene products.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 28 August 2018
Our delivery partner, Zero Waste Scotland, ran a pilot for Absorbent Hygiene Product collection in 2012-13 that provided funding to four Councils. Since then there has been no funding specifically for Absorbent Hygiene Product collection, although we are working to implement the ban on general biodegradable material going to landfill which includes Absorbent Hygiene Products.