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Waste Paper

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress has been made in studying the question of reluctance to collect waste paper in this country and of encouraging demand for such paper.

A Government advisory committee is currently reviewing a wide range of questions connected with the recycling of waste paper. These include research into the possibility of using it for types of paper for which it is not at present suitable; the creation of a more stable market; and ways of increasing the contribution from household waste in order to meet the higher and more stable level of demand at which we are aiming.