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Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003

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18Strategy for Scotland
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(1)The Scottish Ministers must have a strategy for reducing—

(a)the amount of biodegradable waste from Scotland that goes to landfills, and

(b)the amount of biodegradable waste from outside Scotland that goes to landfills in Scotland.

(2)The strategy required by subsection (1) must (in particular) include measures to achieve the targets specified for Scotland under sections 1 and 2.

(3)The measures mentioned in subsection (2) include (in particular) measures to achieve the targets by means of recycling, composting, biogas production, materials recovery or energy recovery.

(4)Before formulating policy for the purposes of subsection (1), the Scottish Ministers must—

(a)consult the Secretary of State, the National Assembly for Wales, the Department of the Environment and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency,

(b)consult such bodies or persons appearing to them to be representative of the interests of local government as they consider appropriate,

(c)consult such bodies or persons appearing to them to be representative of the interests of industry as they consider appropriate, and

(d)carry out such public consultation as they consider appropriate.

(5)The Scottish Ministers must set out in a statement any policy formulated for the purposes of subsection (1).

(6)The Scottish Ministers must, as soon as a statement is prepared for the purposes of subsection (5), send a copy of it to—

(a)the Secretary of State,

(b)the National Assembly for Wales, and

(c)the Department of the Environment.

(7)Where subsection (1) is satisfied by policies set out in a statement prepared before the coming into force of that subsection, it does not matter that the policies were not formulated for the purposes of that subsection.

(8)Subsection (4) may be satisfied by consultation before, as well as by consultation after, the coming into force of this section.

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