Episode 181 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast
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This week, Craig talks to Barry Fisher from Keep Scotland Beautiful about their campaign to end litter in Scotland with a major part of that campaign now looking at Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) or the concept that the producers of devices and packaging that create waste should be responsible for that waste and that products should be designed to minimise or eliminate that waste so that litter is not produced in the first place.
Visit Keep Scotland Beautiful at: https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org
You can read their recent article on Scotland’s litter emergency in The Herald here: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/23748724.scotland-litter-volunteer-armies-litter-pickers-demand/
You can listen to our podcast about an app to record and track litter in your area here: https://commonweal.scot/podcast/the-common-weal-policy-podcast-episode-128/
You can read our Common Home Plan and its chapter on EPR as part of the Circular Economy here: https://commonweal.scot/shop/downloads/e-book-the-common-home-plan/
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Excerpts from “Hiding Your Reality” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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