Inaugural meeting of Data Management Group held

As a key delivery partner of the 2023/24 Action Plan to support Scotland’s Litter and Flytipping Strategy we chaired the first meeting of the Data Management Group today  (28 August).

The group has been established to support the key data actions (15-19) within the NLFS action plan.

Alongside Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency the group will meet every 6-8 weeks to shape the key actions moving forward.

A further five representatives from the sector, all bringing a diverse range of experience attended the first meeting.

Katie Murray, our Environment and Place Services Manager said: “Scotland’s Litter and Flytipping Strategy was published earlier this year, along with an Action Plan for 2023/24.  We are leading on collecting and analysing litter data to support improvements in line with the Data Strategy.

“The first meeting of this group gave us an opportunity for introductions and to outline the challenges ahead.  It was great to hear such enthusiasm and dedication from around the table, and a desire to improve data collection, quality, and management. Good quality robust data will help support the ambitions of the Strategy in preventing litter and flytipping impacting on our environment, something we all have a stake in”.

In addition to our support of the Data Management Group we are leading on strands of work to engage and empower communities through the creation of an online litter hub and a new litter education programme, as well as developing and testing innovative interventions to tackle littering behaviours.

The climate, nature and litter emergencies are all interlinked; with unsustainable consumption at the heart of all three.  We are committed to collaborating with partners to drive implementation of the Strategy Action plan in an effort to make Scotland clean, green and sustainable. 

Find out more about our work to tackle litter and waste.


28 August 2023

Related News

We support the