Have your say on draft Marine Litter Strategy for Scotland
Have your say on draft Marine Litter Strategy for Scotland Posted: 11th July 2013 The Scottish Government has announced a draft Marine Litter Strategy which is now open to public comment.
Have your say on draft Marine Litter Strategy for Scotland Posted: 11th July 2013 The Scottish Government has announced a draft Marine Litter Strategy which is now open to public comment. MCS welcomes the draft strategy which we hope will help reduce Scotland’s litter blight and protect our environment, and we’d like you to have your say on it! MCS helped secure a commitment from Scottish Government to this strategy four years ago, and we have been working hard ever since to make sure that it will become a reality. MCS welcomes the publication of a draft Marine Litter Strategy, which is now open to public comment. A strategy is an essential tool in the fight to reduce the tide of litter in our seas and on our beaches. MCS believes that tackling litter at source must be a priority. We are asking the Scottish Government to recognise that the marine litter strategy and the national (terrestrial) litter strategy must link up so there are no gaps in action to reduce inputs of litter into the sea. How can you help? The more responses to the consultation that are received from members of the public, the greater support we will demonstrate to the Scottish Government for action. The consultation closes on 27th September 2013 so please respond as soon as you can. Your opinions will make a difference, so please take part. You will need to visit the webpage at the address given below to have your say. You may wish to reiew the documents and give your own response. MCS would like you to comment in particular on Question 26 “Options for Delivery”, where we suggest you recommend that Option 4 be chosen. The consultation website is at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/07/2688. Thank you.
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