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Waste Recycling

Volume 168: debated on Monday 5 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to provide additional resources to assist local authorities to carry out waste paper collection and recycling.

[holding answer 22 February 1990]: No, it would be wrong to subsidise the collection and recycling of waste in this way. The collection and recycling of waste paper is a part of a comprehensive approach to recycling which local authorities are being encouraged to adopt under the provisions of the Environmental Protection Bill, currently before Parliament.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if his Department now collects information on the number of local authorities which separate their domestic waste into different categories for recycling purposes.

[holding answer 22 February 1990]: I announced on 20 February during Standing Committee H consideration of clause 40 of the Environmental Protection Bill that my Department is sending out to local authorities a comprehensive questionnaire on recycling which will seek, among other things, information about the number of authorities which separate their domestic waste into different categories for recycling purposes.