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Recycling: Finance

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what local authorities have been funded by (a) his Department and (b) WRAP to pilot non-financial incentive schemes to promote recycling. (192185)

DEFRA carried out a pilot study in England in 2005-06 of local authority incentives for household waste management, backed by £3.1 million. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive range of reward-only schemes in encouraging householders to reduce, recycle and compost their waste. More information is available on the DEFRA website.

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has not funded any pilot non-financial incentive schemes to promote recycling.