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S5W-21060: Peter Chapman (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the ban on burning plastic on farms, what support is being given to recycling companies to process waste items.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 30 January 2019

I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-20988 on 30 January 2019.

Plastic recycling and reprocessing companies were involved in the working group established to plan the transition towards a position where the ban would be enforced and to ensure there is sufficient service capacity available.

SEPA continues to monitor the situation with regard to the collection of plastic waste from farms.

Zero Waste Scotland is available to provide advice and assistance to the plastic recycling sector. It also makes available a list of plastic waste service providers on its website (see https://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/resource-management/farm-plastic-recycling) to raise awareness of available services.

All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament's website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx .