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Government's Waste Management Strategy

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on incineration in the Government’s waste management strategy. (117825)

Recovering energy from burning waste is significantly better in environmental terms than landfill. The UK still has high levels of landfill and low levels of recovering energy from waste. We want to see more energy recovery and less landfill.