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Departmental Recycling

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her Department’s policy is on recycling. (174398)

Due to the dispersed nature of the Department for Transport estate an overarching recycling policy approach has not been adopted. Instead, the Department looks to utilise the available schemes in each of the areas in which it has sites. The Department, including its agencies, has embedded recycling and waste reduction into sustainable development action plans and environmental management systems, where applicable, with the aim of achieving the recognised sustainability on the government estate waste targets.

For the scale of the recycling schemes currently utilised by the Department for Transport I refer the hon. Member to my response on 15 January 2008, Official Report, columns 1086-88W. Additionally, I refer the hon. Member to my earlier answer given on 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 1172W, which showed the volumes and percentage of recycling undertaken by the Department for Transport.