Media Releases

New data shows need for work to reduce contamination in the recycling stream

Waste

date27 July 2017

Contamination of waste being sent to Scotland’s material recovery facilities (MRFs) is hindering Scotland’s ability to maximise the quantity and quality of material available from recycling, according to a report published today (27 July) by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). Read more

Scotland's bathing water season begins

Bathing Waters

date01 June 2017

Scotland’s new bathing water season will begin today (1 June 2017) with the good news that 87% of Scotland’s bathing waters have achieved strict European water quality standards. Read more

Project to bring nature back to the River Tyne

Water

date14 March 2017

Communities along the River Tyne will have the opportunity to help migrating fish such as salmon and sea trout return to the headwaters of the river as part of an ambitious new project being led by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). Read more