Do the Regulations apply offshore?

The requirement to recycle duty from the Waste (Scotland) Regulation 2012 does not apply to offshore facilities or vessels but does apply when the waste is brought onshore. 

In practice, this means that once the material is brought to the mainland the waste manager has a duty to manage it in a way that promotes high quality recycling (dependent, of course, upon the materials’ state of segregation). 

SEPA advise that it is good practice to configure waste systems that are landed into Scottish Ports in a way that that allows high quality recycling.