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Media Releases : 2020

SEPA warns of low water levels across North of the country


  11 September 2020

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has warned of an increasing water scarcity situation in the North-East and Highlands, with businesses which abstract water all year round being encouraged to take steps to reduce their water usage.  
Pints down the plughole the last resort for struggling landlords


  01 September 2020

Pouring out-of-date pints down the plughole is the last resort for struggling pub landlords. That is the advice from Scotland’s environmental watchdog, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), concerned about the environmental impact of the disposal of waste alcohol.  
Scotland to take centre stage in global #MoveTheDate conversation


  14 August 2020

SEPA is taking the #MoveTheDate conversation into homes and businesses across the world this August, as it hosts the global launch of Earth Overshoot Day.  
Appeal for information on illegal dumping in North Lanarkshire River


  04 August 2020

Scotland’s environmental watchdog, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), today (Tuesday 4 August) is appealing for information as part of an investigation into illegal dumping of household and commercial waste in the Shank Burn near to the A73 (Stirling Road) towards Brackenhirst.  
Marie Macklin CBE’s HALO Kilmarnock recognised as global #MoveTheDate environmental exemplar


  31 July 2020

Scottish businesswoman Marie Macklin’s urban regeneration project in Kilmarnock is being singled out by SEPA and international sustainability organisation Global Footprint Network for its net zero vision.  
SEPA cracks down on illegal dumpers advertising on social media


  17 July 2020

SEPA enforcement team targets criminals and chancers using social media to sell illegal waste services / Regulator reminds waste companies that compliance with the law is non-negotiable / Illegal operators contributing to fly-tipping and other illegal waste activity / Public are reminded - don’t engage the services of people who are not authorised.  
Pioneering Scottish partnership could be the model for global green recovery says global authority on innovation and sustainability


  23 June 2020

Volans, a global think tank and strategic advisory firm founded by John Elkington, the originator of the ‘triple-bottom-line’ of profit, people and planet, and advisor to major companies across the globe, has called out a pioneering Scottish partnership as a potential model for global economic recovery.  
SEPA begins analysis of first samples in COVID-19 RNA fragment waste water monitoring trial


  22 June 2020

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has begun its analysis work on the first samples of waste water (sewage) in a new trial aimed at helping monitor the spread of coronavirus in Scotland.  
SEPA and Scottish Enterprise aligning to deliver 'strong green spine’ and support Scotland’s green recovery


  22 June 2020

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today confirmed that it would accelerate its strategic partnership with Scottish Enterprise to support Scotland’s green recovery.  
Bob Downes : A Climate for Change


  16 June 2020

SEPA Chair Bob Downes writes for Holyrood Magazine on the climate for change.  
Ambitious new route map points the way to £1 billion for nature conservation


  22 May 2020

A route map towards unlocking £1 billion of new investment for nature conservation in Scotland has been published by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). This work comes at a critical time as society plans a green recovery from the social and economic upheaval caused by COVID-19, and continues to respond to the urgent climate and ecological emergencies.  
Scotland's waste workers keep the nation recycling


  21 May 2020

Further information for Scotland's commercial recyclers and waste managers launched at managingourwaste.scot/wastemanagement  
SEPA to submit a report to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service for consideration of prosecution over Mossmorran flaring


  13 May 2020

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today (Wednesday 13 May 2020) announced its intention to submit a report to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service for consideration of prosecution in relation to the flaring at the Mossmorran complex during April 2019.  
Campaign launches to help people in Scotland manage their waste during the coronavirus pandemic


  27 April 2020

Some waste and recycling collection services across Scotland are temporarily disrupted as a result of the coronavirus.  
Scottish business sustainability leader announced as SEPA Deputy Chair


  17 April 2020

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today (17 April 2020) announced the appointment of board member Michelle Francis to the post of Deputy Chair.  
Scottish Environment Protection Agency staff support national effort to combat virus


  17 April 2020

Key workers across the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have stepped up to further assist the national effort against coronavirus.  
SEPA supports Scottish business adapt to public health emergency


  06 April 2020

Warning that “if you deliberately do the wrong thing, you’ll get the uncompromising regulator your behaviour deserves.”  
Official Statistics Publication for Scotland - Waste from all sources


  31 March 2020

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published Official Statistics today (31 March 2020) which provide details of waste from households, construction and demolition, and commerce and industry for calendar year 2018.  
Greenhouse gas emissions from Scottish businesses fell by over 50% since 2008


  20 March 2020

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today (20 March 2020) published its Scottish Pollutant Release Inventory (SPRI) data for 2018. SPRI is a database of annual mass releases of specified pollutants to air, water and land from SEPA regulated industrial sites.  
Scottish business environmental compliance over 90% for fourth year in a row in latest SEPA data


  19 February 2020

Scottish business environmental compliance was over 90% for the fourth year in a row in the latest figures published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). 90.5% of Scottish regulated business sites were assessed as compliant (Excellent’, ‘Good’ or ‘Broadly Compliant’) in 2018. 76.2% of Scottish regulated sites (almost 4,000 sites) rated as excellent.  
Salmon return to Renfrewshire river for first time in more than 100 years


  18 February 2020

Salmon have been spotted swimming upstream in an Inverclyde river for the first time in over 100 years following the successful adaptation of a redundant industrial weir.  
‘Unplanned flaring’ during Mossmorran restart a reminder of why short and medium term solution critical says SEPA


  14 February 2020

‘Unplanned flaring’ during ExxonMobil Chemical Limited’s Mossmorran restart is a reminder of why short and medium term solution are critical to addressing ‘unacceptable flaring’ said the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today (Friday 14 February 2020).  
Mossmorran restart in 'final stage' as SEPA's twin-track approach addresses the investment required to end 'unacceptable flaring'


  11 February 2020

The Mossmorran restart has now entered its ‘next and final stage’ SEPA was advised yesterday evening (Monday 10 February 2020) by ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd.  
SEPA continues its twin-track approach to ExxonMobil – ongoing monitoring whilst working to address root causes of ‘unacceptable’ flaring


  24 January 2020

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today (Friday 24 January 2020), confirmed the continuation of its ‘twin-track’ approach to the responsible restart of ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd’s Mossmorran facility in Fife.