First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told international delegates attending Scotland’s International Marine Conference in Glasgow, that Scotland was leading the way in tackling marine litter. A £175,200 campaign, promoting re-usable sanitary products to reduce the more than 100 billion pieces of sanitary waste disposed of every year, was announced. The funding is made up of Scottish Government money and Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
In the coming weeks, the Scottish Government will also publish proposals to make it an offence to throw litter overboard from all Scottish fishing vessels while at sea.
The Scottish Government marine litter strategy was published in 2014.
Source: Scottish Government, 19 February 2019