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Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 11 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals he has to encourage the reclamation and recycling of (a) paper, (b) domestic waste and (c) industrial waste in Wales.

The Environmental Protection Bill contains a range of measures which will assist and promote waste recycling and waste minimisation including a requirement for local authorities to draw up recycling plans. The Welsh Office is currently setting up an initiative to encourage industry to develop high standards of performance in waste minimisation and recycling. A wide range of Government grants is available to support research and development and industrial innovation in these areas.