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Recycling: Exports

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of recovered (a) ferrous metal, (b) non-ferrous metal, (c) plastic, (d) paper and cardboard, (e) glass and (f) wood was exported in 2007. (243417)

The following table details the proportion of recovered ferrous metal, paper and board, and glass cullet that was exported from the UK in 2007. Figures for non-ferrous metal, plastic and wood are not currently available.

Exports as a proportion of recovery, UK, 2007

Percentage

Ferrous metal

50

Paper and board

54

Glass cullet

18