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PE01755: Ban all single use plastics across Scotland

Environment Energy

Petitioner: Stephen Henry


Date Lodged: 30 September 2019

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ban single use plastics across Scotland.

Petition History:

This petition has now been referred to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee. You can view any further updates on this petition on the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee's webpage

SPICe Briefing (152KB pdf)


7 November 2019: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee under Rule 15.6.2 of Standing Orders. Link to Official Report of Meeting 7 November 2019

  • What would it take for Scotland to become a world leader in tackling single use plastic?
  • Should food and drink items be tackled first?
  • How can individual consumers play a role in tackling single use plastic? 


I would like to see this happening fast. There has been talk about a bottle deposit scheme for years and nothing happened so far. Time is running out. Less talk more action please! Also wet wipes need to be banned. All Scottish beaches are covered in them!

Karin Heber

10:38 on 30 Sep 2019

We know all the reasons why it has to be done. People have shown they are behind it, so lets have our government show leadership and make it happen!

Louise Knight

10:04 on 29 Sep 2019

Let's save the planet

Thomas McCulloch

20:52 on 28 Sep 2019

A bottle deposit scheme and water fountains in every city and town, improved recycling collections and recycling bins available in every public area

Sophie Finn

11:53 on 28 Sep 2019

Get rid of plastics


22:03 on 27 Sep 2019

On regular litterpicks, single use plastics comprise the bulk of what I pick up. They make up most of the rubbish from my household. It is out of control.

Deborah mancino

20:23 on 27 Sep 2019

This is a long time coming. Education on this should begin in schools, packaging firms given support to change

Marianne Hughes

19:19 on 27 Sep 2019

The banning of wet wipes should be included in the priority list.

Alexandra Celini

14:51 on 27 Sep 2019

Please add wet wipes to the list as they block the sewers. No need for them !

hilary thacker

13:12 on 27 Sep 2019

Let's be a positive example for the rest of the world and force a change of habits and mindset in our country!

Hope Eley-Whitson

12:46 on 27 Sep 2019

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