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Waste Paper

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment to what extent his Department uses recycled paper or provides paper for recycling.

The majority of printed material used by the Department is printed on general purpose paper, which may include an element of recycled waste.Supplies of British recycled paper suitable for general stationery purposes are limited and prices are uncompetitive when compared with a suitable general purpose woodfree printing paper. Currently, prices are approximately 100 per cent. more expensive.Waste paper acceptable for recycling purposes is collected by an authorised contractor for reprocessing.