The Scottish National Party launched its manifesto for the December general election today (27 November) with a pledge to bring to market a £3 billion portfolio of projects ready for ‘green finance investment’. Other pledges include a commitment to campaign for the UK to remain aligned with EU environmental regulations even if Brexit takes place. In a chapter entitled “Climate change – a moral and economic responsibility”, the manifesto reads: “We have a huge opportunity to lead the world in building the new economy of the future, creating sustainable technologies and jobs that can secure our prosperity.” While the word ‘recycling’ does not appear once in the manifesto, the party’s website points to what it says the SNP has done to increase recycling since being in government. The website says: “Household recycling is at its highest ever levels – with over 45% of household waste recycled in 2017, and, for the first time ever, exceeded the amount of waste sent to landfill. “The SNP Scottish Government introduced the Waste (Scotland) Regulations, which require all businesses and organisations to separate key materials for recycling, while most food businesses are also required to...