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Waste Paper

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 15 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities have arranged for the separate collection and salvaging of waste paper; and what is the current price per ton they are receiving.

Of the 366 collecting authorities in England, just under 200 at present operate waste paper salvaging schemes. In addition approximately 40 are operating trial schemes. Prices vary according to the type and quantity of paper collected and the arrangements made with the merchant or mill.