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Recycling

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much municipal glass was recycled by each London borough in the last two years for which figures are available; how much was (a) recycled back into glass bottles or jars and (b) used as aggregate in each case; how many tonnes of carbon dioxide were (i) saved and (ii) produced in each case; if he will estimate what the net difference would be in carbon dioxide savings if all the glass collected was recycled back into glass bottles or jars; and what steps he is taking to encourage further carbon dioxide savings. (113493)

[holding answer 8 January 2007]: The tonnage of municipal glass collected for recycling for each waste authority in London is shown in the following table for 2003-4 and 2005-06. A complete dataset for 2004-5 is not available due to the piloting of a new data collection system in this year.

Figures for the four joint waste disposal authorities include the tonnages collected by their constituent waste collection authorities and any glass collected for recycling through civic amenity sites run by the disposal authority. These tonnages, particularly for 2003-04, do not include glass if it is collected as part of a co-mingled kerbside collection scheme.

Authority

Authority Type

2003-4

2005-6

Bexley LB

Unitary

2,131

4,238

Tower Hamlets LB

Unitary

1,055

1,647

City of London

Unitary

91

206

Westminster City Council

Unitary

4,791

4,939

Redbridge LB

Collection

1,110

1,925

Newham LB

Collection

707

304

Havering LB

Collection

1,548

1,962

Barking and Dagenham LB

Collection

397

528

East London Waste Authority

Disposal

3,846

4,719

Waltham Forest LB

Collection

1,893

2,663

Islington LB

Collection

2,003

2,299

Haringey LB

Collection

1,794

2,436

Hackney LB

Collection

388

2,926

Enfield LB

Collection

1,904

2,363

Camden LB

Collection

4,000

4,438

Barnet LB

Collection

3,139

4,975

North London Waste Authority

Disposal

15,120

22,099

Southwark LB

Unitary

1,467

3,476

Lewisham LB

Unitary

1,709

3,106

Greenwich LB

Unitary

945

1,664

Sutton LB

Unitary

2,410

2,679

Merton LB

Unitary

1,731

2,937

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Unitary

1,250

1,978

Croydon LB

Unitary

3,874

4,147

Bromley LB

Unitary

4,847

5,624

Richmond upon Thames LB

Collection

4,250

5,168

Hounslow LB

Collection

2,964

3,216

Hillingdon LB

Collection

1,619

1,798

Harrow LB

Collection

1,818

2,278

Ealing LB

Collection

3,710

4,293

Brent LB

Collection

2,270

2,015

West London Waste Authority

Disposal

16,631

18,768

Wandsworth LB

Collection

590

3,705