Scottish government eyes ban on retailers destroying unsold products

Michael Holder
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Proposal set to be included in Scotland’s forthcoming Circular Economy Bill, which is earmarked for consultation in May

The destruction of unsold, durable goods could be banned in Scotland under waste-busting proposals to be put forward as part of a new Circular Economy Bill in May, the Scottish Government has announced....

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