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Departmental Recycling

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department’s policy is on recycling. (174403)

The Department has a policy to recycle as much of its waste as possible. In recent years our performance in this area has been substantially in excess of the Sustainable Development in Government, and Sustainable Operations on the Government Estate targets.

All our general waste is sent to a materials recycling facility, where it is segregated and sent for recycling. We also seek to reallocate or recycle as much of our redundant Information Technology kit and furniture as possible.