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Keep Scotland Beautiful, responds to Chancellor Philip Hammond’s plans to tax single-use plastics

Keep Scotland Beautiful, responds to Chancellor Philip Hammond’s plans to tax single-use plastics

Following today’s Autumn Budget, Keep Scotland Beautiful Chief Executive, Derek Robertson, commented:

“Keep Scotland Beautiful welcomes the Chancellor’s commitment to investigating tax on single-use plastic.

“We are delighted that momentum is now building behind a move that has the potential to make a positive difference. However, we must recognise that this is only part of the solution of removing plastic from our litter stream – litter that is on our streets, beaches and landscapes.

“At Keep Scotland Beautiful, we are are clear that reducing the use of disposable products is a good start. However, we must encourage consumers to reduce their use of single use items and move to reusable products where possible. Much more needs to be done to encourage and support individuals to change their consumer behaviour. We urge government to consider doing more to support this transition.”