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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
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
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
Question 7: Q4 r1_ com - If so, how do you
feel local needs could best be supported and
Question 8: Q4 r5_ com - If so, please
Question 9: Q5 a) Is there a need for a
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
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
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
Question 18: Q7 b_com – If yes, what
                                                 recycle - see Q1
Question 19: Q8 a) Should Government set
a target in relation to “preparing for re-       Yes
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
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
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
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
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
where local authorities can charge for
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
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
which tailored programmes of work should
be developed?
Question 36: Q14 b) If no, what should be
Question 37: Q15 a) Should Government set
a target on reducing the amount of
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
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
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
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
(MBT), Mechanical Heat Treatment (MHT)
and Anaerobic Digestion taking mixed
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
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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