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Consultation QuestionsScotland's Zero Waste Plan Consultation 2009 Local Authorities have to make it easy for Question 1: Q1 What further steps, if any, people to recycle i.e. every household to have need to be taken to promote the waste various colours of wheelie bins and collected hierarchy? on refuge collection days ... Monday - glass , Tuesday - paper , etc. Question 2: Q2 a) Waste tonnage will continue to be the main measure of Yes progress. However, should the Government also use other ways of measuring progress? Question 3: Q2 b) If Yes, what measures, Financial - recycle cost / landfill cost / how and why? employment Question 4: Q3 a) Do you agree with these Yes proposals on improving data? Question 5: Q3 b) If No, what should be done and how and by whom? Question 6: Q4 What should be the future role of Area Waste Groups and Area Waste Q4_r2 Plans? Question 7: Q4 r1_ com - If so, how do you feel local needs could best be supported and developed? Question 8: Q4 r5_ com - If so, please outline Question 9: Q5 a) Is there a need for a No simplified delivery body programme? Question 10: Q5 a_com - If yes, what form should this take? Question 11: Q5 b) Are there areas where additional work is required from delivery No bodies to support progress towards a Zero Waste Scotland? Question 12: Q5 b_com - If yes, what are these areas of additional work? Question 13: Q5 c) Are there current areas of work which delivery bodies could stop No doing? Question 14: Q5 c_com - If yes, what are these areas of work? Question 15: Q6 To date, development plans have not always identified sites and/or locational criteria for waste management plants. What can be done to ensure that development plans do so in future? Question 16: Q7 a) Should Government set a target of reducing municipal waste by 1% Yes per annum? Question 17: Q7 b) Should Government set any specific targets on reducing household Yes waste? Question 18: Q7 b_com – If yes, what recycle - see Q1 targets? Question 19: Q8 a) Should Government set a target in relation to “preparing for re- Yes use”? Question 20: Q8 b) If yes, what sort of target should be introduced and how will it be achieved and measured? Question 21: Q9 What targets, if any, should Government set in relation to the prevention of commercial and industrial waste and construction and demolition waste? Question 22: Q10 a) Have any potential waste prevention actions been missed? Question 23: Q10 b) Are there any actions listed which are not worth pursuing, and why? Question 24: Q11 a) Do you agree with the key actions needed to improve municipal No recycling rates? Question 25: Q11 a_com – If no, what else local authority has to make recycling should be done? simple/easy - see Q1 Question 26: Q11 b) Should most (e.g. 80%) of the recycling targets be met through Yes collections of recyclate at kerbside and through recycling centres and points? Question 27: Q11 c) Do you consider that local authorities need more in-depth support Yes to help improve municipal recycling performance? Question 28: Q11 c_com – If yes, what central govt. to help finance increased should be done? recycling collections Question 29: Q11 d) Do you consider that there could be a greater role for incentives Yes to improve recycling performance? Question 30: Q11 d_com – If yes, what type increase council tax on housholds with poor of incentives? recycling Question 31: Q11 e) Should any changes be made to the categories of household waste No where local authorities can charge for collection? Question 32: Q11 e_com – If yes, what changes should be made? Question 33: Q12 What more should be done to encourage recycling in public kerbside collection per household places? Question 34: Q13 Should a campaign be run reminding companies of their Yes responsibility under Duty of Care? Question 35: Q14 a) Do you agree that these are the priority materials and sectors for Yes which tailored programmes of work should be developed? Question 36: Q14 b) If no, what should be included? Question 37: Q15 a) Should Government set a target on reducing the amount of Yes commercial and industrial waste sent to landfill by 150,000 tonnes a year? Question 38: Q15 b) Should Government set targets by specific sectors, companies or No materials? Question 39: Q15 b_com – If yes, which sectors, companies or materials, and why? Question 40: Q16 a) Should Government explore further the merits of different forms of producer responsibility, which might Yes more directly support household recycling collections? Question 41: Q16 b) Should Government explore further whether extended producer responsibility as outlined in Article 8 of the No revised Waste Framework Directive should be introduced? Question 42: Q16 b_com – If yes, what materials? Question 43: Q16 c) Should Government or other bodies do more to extend the concept No of voluntary producer responsibility? Question 44: Q16 c_com – If yes, what? Question 45: Q17 Do you agree that the cap should not extend to mixed waste treatment, such as Mechanical Biological Treatment Yes (MBT), Mechanical Heat Treatment (MHT) and Anaerobic Digestion taking mixed waste? Question 46: Q17 com – If no, why not? Question 47: Q18 Should the cap extend to single-stream municipal wastes going to Yes energy from waste plants? Question 48: Q19 a) Should Government support local authorities when they seek to Yes procure or build infrastructure to treat residual waste? Ban incinerators for good of public health Question 49: Q19 b) If yes, what should (make Sepa carry out a scientific study Government do? around existing plant ) Question 50: Q20 Do you have any initial views on materials or streams or products plastics which could be banned from landfill? Question 51: Q21 a) What opportunities would arise in this area if Scotland had fiscal autonomy, with the power to set the rate of landfill tax in Scotland? Question 52: Q21 b) What might the effects of a different constitutional arrangement for Scotland be in this area? Question 53: Q22 Are there any other points you wish to make?
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