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Circular Economy Bill

Details on the Circular Economy Bill from Zero Waste Scotland.

Context Specific Litter Materials

Materials and messages, including PDFs, for nine different locations to use to change behaviours.

Deposit Return Scheme

Details of the Deposit Return Scheme from Zero Waste Scotland.

Exploring the Indirect Costs of Litter in Scotland

Report written for Zero Waste Scotland to explore the indirect costs of litter in Scotland.

How to avoid household rubbish escaping in windy weather

Tips to stop waste escaping from bins from Zero Waste Scotland.

Litter and fly tipping legislation

Detail on key pieces of legislation that relate to litter and flytipping enforcement from Zero Waste Scotland.

Rapid Evidence Review of Littering Behaviour and Anti-Litter Policies

A report on a rapid evidence review of littering behaviours and policy interventions for Zero Waste Scotland.

Scoping policy options for Scotland focusing on understanding and managing the environmental impact of single use e-cigarettes

Summary report by Zero Waste Scotland on the policy options for Scotland focusing on understanding and managing the environmental impact of single use e-cigarettes.

Single-use Plastic Products (Scotland) Regulations 2021

Details of the the Single Use Products Regulations from Zero Waste Scotland.

Smoking Related Litter Toolkit

Materials from Zero Waste Scotland to use targeting smoking litter.

Some of the best litter prevention campaigns from around the world

Examples of interventions to tackle litter and littering behaviour.

Extended Producer Responsibility

Details on Extended Producer Responsibility from Zero Waste Scotland.

Who is responsible for litter and fly-tipping?

Detail on the responsibilities of different groups from Zero Waste Scotland.

Trash Free Trails - Community Hubs

Information on becoming a TFT Community Hub and finding them.

Trash Free Trails - DIO Toolkit

Information on planning, removing and reporting on single-use pollution.

Trash Free Trails - State Of Our Trails Report

Report on the state of terrestrial pollution on recreational trail ecosystems in the UK.

Transport Scotland - Maintenance

Detail on the responsibilities of Transport Scotland regarding litter.

Transport Scotland - The Trunk Road Network

Information about the contracts and maintenance of Scottish trunk roads.

The 2 minute foundation - For community groups

Advice and a guide from The 2 Minute Foundation on reducing waste.

Surfers Against Sewage - Brand Audit

Surfers Against Sewage report on brands from the 2023 citizen science.

Surfers Against Sewage - End plastic pollution report

Strategic national action plan to end plastic pollution from Surfers Against Sewage.

Surfers Against Sewage - Million Mile Clean

Details on the Million Mile Clean and the ways to get involved.

Surfers Against Sewage - Partner with us

Information for business to partner with Surfers Against Sewage.

The Scottish Parliament - Lobbying

Details on lobbying from The Scottish Parliament.

The Scottish Parliament - Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

A tool to find current and previous Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs).

Business and commercial waste - Overview

Information for organisations on dealing with business and commercial waste from the Scottish Government.

Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (Scotland) 2018

Statutory guidance on keeping land free of litter and refuse, and roads clean.

Scottish Government - Consultations on Environment and Climate Change

List of consultations on Environment and Climate Change from the Scottish Government.

Delivering Scotland's Circular Economy - route map to 2025 and beyond: consultation analysis

Analysis of responses to the 2022 consultation on Delivering Scotland's Circular Economy: Route map to 2025 and Beyond.

A Marine Litter Strategy for Scotland

The marine litter strategy outlines new priority actions to tackle marine litter in Scotland, building on the work already conducted through the original strategy.

National Litter and Flytipping Strategy

The National Litter and Flytipping Strategy sets out a refreshed approach to tackling litter and flytipping in order to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment and ensure safer and cleaner communities and contribute to a thriving circular economy for Scotland.

National Litter and Flytipping Strategy 2023-24 Action Plan

Outlines actions to be undertaken in the first year of the Strategy alongside the organisation responsible for the delivery of the action.

Scale and Cost of Litter and Flytipping

An report with an overview of the scale and cost of litter and flytipping in Scotland.

Single-Use Disposable Cups Charge Advisory Group

Information and minutes if the group who provide expertise and advice on the implementation of a minimum charge on single-use disposable beverage cups in Scotland.

Scottish Government - Who runs the government

Information on the people and bodies who run the government.

Plastic Free Communities - Surfers Against Sewage

A community network tackling single-use plastic from beaches & green spaces.

MCS - Beach clean training videos

Training videos from the Marine Conservation Society with what you need to know about organising, running and evaluating a beach clean.

MCS - Cigarette butts

Details on how cigarettes are contributing to the plastic pollution problem.

MCS - Great British Beach Clean events

Search to find a Great British Beach Clean event near you or add one.

MCS - Source to Sea Litter Quest

Recording the litter you see in your local area inland.

MCS - Beachwatch 2022: What you found

Information on what the Beachwatch litter data says and the actions the Marine Conservation Society are taking around the UK and Channel Islands.

MCS - Marine litter teaching resource 4-7

Teaching resource for ages 4-7 to help students explore and understand the impacts of litter on our seas.

MCS - Marine litter teaching resource 7-11

Teaching resources for ages 7-11 to help students explore the impacts of litter on marine life.

MCS - Lesson plan 14-16

Activity focussed lesson plans designed for students aged 14-16 linked to science and geography curricula across the UK.

Scotland’s Coastal Rubbish Aerial Photography (SCRAPbook)

Information on a project using aerial photography collected by light aircraft to identify visible macro litter on the coast.

Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003

Environmental Protection Act 1990

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021

The Environmental Protection (Cotton Buds) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

KSB - Collect data for Upstream Battle

A survey to help you count the litter you find on a waterway to build Scotland's first comprehensive river litter data-set.

KSB - Clean Up Scotland Map

Find clean up events, add your own and Community Clean Up Hubs.

KSB - Complete litter surveys in your community

Complete surveys to find out what items and behaviours you should be tackling.

KSB - Clean Up Scotland Information Pack

Information pack detailing what you need to hold a safe, successful Clean Up from Keep Scotland Beautiful.

KSB - Handy resources

Resources from Keep Scotland Beautiful to make cleaning up your local area as easy as possible.

KSB - It's Your Neighbourhood

Information on It's Your Neighbourhood initiative where volunteer-led groups carrying out gardening activities, looking after their local environment and involving the community are supported, celebrated and given national recognition.


Information and data on the national local environmental quality monitoring programme carried out by local authorities and Keep Scotland Beautiful.

KSB - Scottish Litter Survey

Tracking public perceptions and attitudes towards litter and littering behaviour.

KSB - How clean are our streets?

A report on the data that is gathered in the national programme of local environmental quality surveys across Scotland providing a national picture of local environmental quality, and regional data, to support local authorities to deliver services as efficiently as possible.

Hubbub- Big boys don't litter

Research report from Hubbub in 2021 about why young men the most likely demographic to litter and how can we change behaviours.

Hubbub - Cigarette litter 2022: polling summary

Hubbub cigarette litter 2022: polling summary.

Hubbub - Campaigns

Campaigns and projects by Hubbub on litter and recycling including Tidy Roadsides in Glasgow and Ballot Bins.

Hubbub - Tidy Roadsides Webinar

YouTube video from Hubbub on how to drive down roadside litter. Hubbub and Ellipsis Earth share detailed litter insights and the latest findings from the #TidyRoadsides campaign.

MCS - Team beach clean

Information on team beach cleans for team building or volunteering days for organisations from the Marine Conservation Society.

greenspace scotland - Cassiltoun Youth Advisory Panel and Castlemilk Park woodland

Example of designing an anti-litter campaign for the community and engagement with the public.

Volunteer Scotland - Evaluation Reports and Toolkits

Reports and guides from Volunteer Scotland including measuring volunteering impact and economic value.

KSB - Campaigns and innovations

Campaigns run by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

KSB - Guest blog "Why I pick up other people's garbage."

A member of the international Paws on Plastic community, talking about how she got the litter picking bug and why everyone should do it.

Helping Hand Environmental - Corporate Social Responsibility case studies

Corporate Social Responsibility case studies with achievements of various litter picking projects.

Glasgow City Council - Lane Strategy Toolkit

Toolkit from Glasgow City Council to help and support residents, owners, factors and landlords to work together within their communities to improve the conditions within their shared private lane.

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust - Community Litter Picks

Information and resources from Fife Coast & Countryside Trust on litter picking.

CleanupUK - Litter picking groups

Details of local groups registered with cleanupuk or register your group.

CleanupUK - Corporate volunteering

Information on corporate volunteering experiences with CleanupUK.

CleanupUK - Corporate partnerships

Information on joining CleanupUK as a corporate partner.

CleanupUK - Resources

A range of guides and tools from CleanupUK on litter picking.

BBC - Tide tables in Scotland

Tidal information for several locations in Scotland.

MET office - Beach forecast and tide times

Beach forecast and tide times from the MET office.

MCS - Beach clean guides and resources

Guides and resources to help volunteers to help the Marine Conservation Society take action to tackle our ocean crisis, includes beach clean organiser guide, poster and risk assessment template.

The National Lottery - Measure outcomes

A press release from the national lottery community fund on a tool for charities to measure outcomes.

KSB - National Conversations: Tackling litter

A one-hour online event from Keep Scotland Beautiful to learn about ongoing action across Scotland to address the litter emergency.

Revolve Reuse Knowledge Hub

The Revolve Reuse Knowledge Hub provides training and ongoing support to both new start-ups and long-established reuse businesses and supports the reuse sector to offer the best possible experience to customers looking to access second hand goods.

Fishing for Litter - Scotland

Information on the Fishing for Litter project operations in Scotland.

TFT - State of our Trails Scotland

Findings from trail cleans in Scotland, including item types collected. This file is the property of Trash Free Trails:

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