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Recycling: Non-profit Making Associations

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the role of co-operative enterprises in recycling and waste minimisation. (205013)

Our Waste Strategy, published in 2007, acknowledges the strengths which third sector organisations can bring to waste and recycling. We have encouraged the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), which is partly funded by my Department, to bring forward a new programme to build their capacity.