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Waste Paper

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what specific action he proposes to take to assist those local authorities which have responded to appeals to launch waste paper collections and which are now experiencing considerable difficulty in disposing of large quantities of waste paper as a result of the present substantial surplus.

Cyclical fluctuations are unfortunately a feature of the waste paper trade, and the Green Paper "War on Waste" published last September recognised that they were a serious disincentive to local authority salvage schemes. The Government's Advisory Group on the Recycling of Waste Paper is, therefore, giving special attention to ways in which the market might be stabilised.