Full Council - 26 April 2023
Full Council agenda and associated papers for the meeting on 26 April 2023.
- Provost Mary Montague
- Councillor Andrew Anderson
- Councillor Caroline Bamforth
- Councillor Tony Buchanan
- Councillor Kate Campbell
- Councillor Angela Convery
- Councillor Betty Cunningham
- Councillor Danny Devlin
- Councillor Paul Edlin
- Councillor Annette Ireland
- Councillor Chris Lunday
- Councillor David Macdonald
- Councillor Jim McLean
- Councillor Colm Merrick
- Councillor Andrew Morrison
- Councillor Owen O'Donnell
- Councillor Katie Pragnell
- Councillor Gordon Wallace
Notice of meeting
1. Report apologies for absence.
2. Declarations of Interest.
5. Notice of Motion
"East Renfrewshire Council notes the very serious and damaging environmental impacts of disposable vapes and recognizes an increase in these electronic devices being discarded in communities and public spaces across the East Renfrewshire council area.
Notes that disposable vapes contain a range of precious materials, including lithium and copper which can be collected if recycled in a safe and appropriate manner but are designed in a manner that does not allow for them to be disassembled and their recyclable materials separated. Council also considers there is heightened risk of damage to infrastructure due to the potential combustion of batteries contained in the devices both at Council run facilities and within communities.
Further anticipates the publication of the Scottish Government's urgent review into the environmental impact of disposable vapes, currently being undertaken by Zero Waste Scotland.
In light of the serious nature of these concerns, Council instructs the Chief Executive and the leader of East Renfrewshire Council to write on behalf of East Renfrewshire Council, to Lorna Slater MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland, Ian Gulland, conveying Council's view that a ban on the sale of so-called "disposable" vapes be introduced in Scotland as soon as practicably possible."
Submitted by Councillors David Macdonald and Annette Ireland
6. Items Remitted to the Council:
7. Statements by Conveners/Representatives on Joint Boards/Committees.
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