Views sought about Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill
The Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee is seeking your views on the Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill, which was introduced by the Scottish Government on Tuesday 13th June 2023.
There are two ways you can share your views with the Parliament. You can:
- share your detailed views on the specific provisions included in the Bill, by following the link at the bottom of this page
- get involved in a broader discussion about circular economy and some of the general principles outlined in the Bill
What does the Bill do?
The Bill aims to ensure Scotland makes progress towards a circular economy, a concept which is defined in the Bill as:
- cuts waste, carbon emissions and pressures on the natural environment
- opens up new market opportunities, improves productivity, increases self-sufficiency and resilience by reducing reliance on international supply chains and global shocks
- strengthens communities by providing local employment opportunities and lower cost options to access the goods Scotland needs
The Committee is keen to hear your views by answering the following questions on the Bill:
- Circular economy strategy
- Circular economy targets
- Restrictions on the disposal of unsold consumer goods
- Charges for single-use items
- Household waste
- Household waste recycling – Code of Practice and local targets
- Littering from vehicles
- Enforcement powers in respect of certain environmental offences
- Reporting on waste and surpluses
- Net zero
- General/aspects not in the Bill
- Resources and Waste Common Framework
How to submit your views
Please submit your views using the online submission form, linked to below.
Written submission are welcome in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language.
The call for views closes on 1 September 2023.
If you would like to get involved in a broader discussion about circular economy and some of the general principles outlined in the Bill, join the conversation on our engagement site.
Respond to the specific provisions in the Bill