Stopping plastics from being incinerated is one of the key recommendations of an independent review of decarbonising the treatment of residual waste.
The report follows last year’s independent review of the role of incineration in Scotland, which recommended placing a cap on future capacity and led to Ministers putting restrictions on the development of further incinerators.
Views are being sought on ground-breaking proposals to help grow local economies and ensure more money stays in the hands of communities.
The Scottish Government is consulting the public on plans for new Community Wealth Building legislation - the first of its kind in the world - as part of its wider strategy to transform Scotland’s economy.
World wetlands day on 2nd February.
Wetlands are areas which are either permanently or seasonally flooded, they can be coastal, inland, or manmade and support many different species all around the world. This can include ponds, lagoons, mangroves, salt pans, lakes, rivers and also peatlands.
An agreement to invest £100 million in the future economic prosperity of Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides was signed today (20th January) in Orkney by UK and Scottish Government Ministers and the Council Leaders of the three island groups.
A total of 680 rural businesses with projects that protect the environment and mitigate the impacts of climate change will share more than £14 million this year from the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS).
Regeneration projects in disadvantaged and rural communities across Scotland will receive a share of almost £27 million funding.
Strategy to deliver a just transition for the energy sector published.
A route map to secure Scotland’s fastest possible fair and just transition away from fossil fuels has been published.
The draft ‘Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan’ sets out a plan for Scotland’s renewables revolution to be accelerated as North Sea basin resources decline.