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Written parliamentary questions can be asked by any MSP to the Scottish Government or the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. The questions provide a means for MSPs to get factual and statistical information from them.

Written questions must be answered within 10 working days (20 working days during recess). Other questions such as Topical, Portfolio, General and First Minister's Question Times are taken in the Chamber.

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Question ref. S6W-08849

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 31 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the proportion of plastic collected in Scotland that will be able to be recycled at the new plastic recycling plant in Fife.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 16 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08850

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 31 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question SW6-08412 by Lorna Slater on 19 May 2022, for what reason there is a disparity between the figure of £5,267,640 allocated in 2021-22 and the intended distribution of £16 million in 2021-22 outlined in the answer to question S6W-00911 by Michael Matheson on 19 July 2021.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 16 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08623

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 19 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08230 by Lorna Slater on 11 May 2022, whether it will provide a further list of any reports commissioned that were never made, or have ceased to be made, publicly available by Zero Waste Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 7 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08624

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 19 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08232 by Lorna Slater on 11 May 2022, whether it will provide a breakdown of the use of the reusable nappy vouchers that shows how (a) many have been used, (b) much the scheme has cost and (c) many families have switched permanently to reusable nappies.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 6 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08522

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to strengthen existing requirements for waste pre-treatment to extract as much recyclable material as possible.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 25 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08524

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the earliest year is for which it is technically possible to separate incineration plant emissions data from wider energy sector emissions data.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 19 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08346

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 3 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when the next annual update of the Material Flow Accounts published by Zero Waste Scotland in May 2021 will be published.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08341

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 3 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when the findings of the Zero Waste Scotland project on "Creating a Vision for Circular Ports in Scotland", as referred to in the Contract Notice that was published on 2 November 2021, will be made available.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08343

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 3 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05492 by Lorna Slater on 20 January 2022, what the remaining parts of the Zero Waste Scotland research to analyse the steel market in Scotland are, and when those reports will be available.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08232

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 27 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what work it is undertaking to increase the recycling rate for absorbent hygiene products.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 11 May 2022