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Recycling

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in encouraging people in Northern Ireland to recycle. (80096)

The Department of the Environment, building on its “Wake up to Waste” programme, has continued to support the design, promotion and delivery of local waste awareness campaigns. This has made a major contribution to the dramatic increase in household waste recycling from 5 per cent. in 1999 to 23.4 per cent. in 2005.

The recently published “Waste Management Strategy” also contains policies and actions aimed at increasing resource efficiency through the promotion of recycling.