Working to protect Scotland’s countryside

APRS promotes the care of all of Scotland’s rural landscapes from the Green Belt around towns and cities out to the forest, hills and mountains.

About APRS

APRS CAMPAIGNS

Deposit Return

Find out how we led the Have You Got The Bottle? campaign for Deposit Return to come to Scotland. We did it! Coming in 2022.

APRS LEARNING

Exciting educational resources coming soon!

Look out for new educational resources about Deposit Return, Green Belts and National Parks online and in print, available Feb 2021.

Support APRS

Become a member of APRS or make a donation to support our campaigning, partnership and local community work to protect Scotland's countryside.

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Latest News

Our response to Scottish government consultation on introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic (SUP) items in Scotland.

Hot off the Press – our November 2020 Newsletter

Read our November 2020 update on the work of the Green Belts Alliance project

National Parks – Frequently Asked Questions  – a new item explaining why we need National Parks and the benefits from having them.

Read our proposed wording for Green Belts, National Parks and the Circular Economy for political party manifestos for the 2021 Scottish Parliament Elections

Working from Home
All staff are working from home due to Covid-19 and can be contacted by email:

All APRS meetings are being held by video conference – please contact Nina for further information.

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Scottish Ministers recently consulted over their proposals to ban several single-use plastic items from sale. These measures will reduce litter, so we're pleased they haven't been dropped despite the pandemic. Here are a few of the key points we made in our response:.
• We agree that single-use plastic cutlery, plates, stirrers and balloon sticks, single-use polystyrene food containers and cups and all oxo-degradable products should be banned from sale
• There's no point just banning the sale of these items - their manufacture should be banned as well
• Some disabled people need plastic straws, so a ban isn't the right course of action there
• This is a good start, but Ministers need to be more ambitious and bring in a comprehensive system under which all materials which can't be reused or recycled are banned, and all manufacturers are required to take back all products and all packaging for reuse or recycling

Our full response can be read at aprs.scot/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/21.01.04-APRS-response-to-consultation-on-introducing-market... Go on, have a look, we promise it won't take you that long to read it!😀
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Scottish Ministers recently consulted over their proposals to ban several single-use plastic items from sale.  These measures will reduce litter, so were pleased they havent been dropped despite the pandemic. Here are a few of the key points we made in our response:.
• We agree that single-use plastic cutlery, plates, stirrers and balloon sticks, single-use polystyrene food containers and cups and all oxo-degradable products should be banned from sale
• Theres no point just banning the sale of these items - their manufacture should be banned as well
• Some disabled people need plastic straws, so a ban isnt the right course of action there
• This is a good start, but Ministers need to be more ambitious and bring in a comprehensive system under which all materials which cant be reused or recycled are banned, and all manufacturers are required to take back all products and all packaging for reuse or recycling
 
Our full response can be read at https://aprs.scot/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/21.01.04-APRS-response-to-consultation-on-introducing-market-restrictions-on-single-use-plastic-items-in-Scotland.pdf Go on, have a look, we promise it wont take you that long to read it!😀
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