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Recycling: Paper

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many pages in his Department’s publication Waste Strategy for England 2007 are printed on uncoated paper. (142616)

The Waste Strategy 2007 document does not contain any pages printed on uncoated paper. All copies of the Waste Strategy 2007 produced by The Stationery Office were printed on ‘Evolution Satin’ paper. This is a coated paper and contains 75 per cent. recycled paper and 25 per cent. ECF Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) pulp, which is Forestry Stewardship Council certified.

We are obliged to purchase and use paper specified within the Department for Transport's Recycled Printing Papers Framework (PPAD 09/034/023). In the case of the Waste Strategy document, a coated paper was used due to the colour content.

Although some printed copies of the Strategy have been distributed, we would encourage people to view the Strategy online, where possible, in order to avoid wastage.