Call made for ideas to tackle flytipping and litter

A group of young people recently took part in a beach clean up at Fraserburgh.
A group of young people recently took part in a beach clean up at Fraserburgh.

Zero Waste Scotland is seeking new, innovative ideas to help prevent and tackle the impact of litter and flytipping across Scotland with the launch of three calls for projects this month.

The three programmes – Infrastructure and Enforcement; Innovation; and Product and Service Development – aim to encourage creative, workable solutions to tackling Scotland’s long-standing litter problem.

Ideas could include incentives to encourage more community clean-ups; redesign of products and services to reduce some of Scotland’s most commonly-littered items, such as increasing use of electronic receipts or reusable coffee cups or redesigning waste/recycling services to prevent accidental litter, blown by the wind.

The funds are part of the delivery for the Scottish Government’s ambitious national litter strategy, Towards a Litter-Free Scotland, launched last month by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, Richard Lochhead, and supported by Zero Waste Scotland.

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said: “I’m very pleased to announce the launch of these three funds seeking new and innovative ideas to both prevent and also tackle the damaging impact of litter and flytipping in Scotland. I hope they prove to be an excellent incentive and spur on businesses, individuals and community groups to seize the opportunity to make Scotland a greener, cleaner place.”

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