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Recycle Now Campaign

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost per compost bin of the sales promotion under the Recycle Now Campaign was in each of the last two years. (245823)

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has run a home composting programme since 2004. During this period it has sold nearly two million home composting bins through partner local authorities. WRAP has also provided advice and support to those householders who have adopted home composting as an effective means of reducing their waste.

For the last two complete calendar years, the cost per compost bin spent on direct sales literature and local advertising was £3.13 in 2006, and £3.02 in 2007.