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Departmental Recycling

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) paper, (b) plastic and (c) other waste has been produced by his Department in each of the last three years; and how much of that waste was recycled. (253292)

The figures for the Department for Transport for the last three years are as follows:

Total waste (Tonnes)

Recycled waste (Tonnes)

Waste recycled (Percentage)

2005-06

4,300

3,014

70.1

2006-07

3,878

2,214

57.1

2007-08

3,711

2,015

54.3

Very few parts of the Department for Transport are able to calculate the specific volumes of paper and plastic waste generated. However, the following data represent the departmental figures for the specified waste streams.

Tonnes

Recycled paper waste

Recycled plastic waste

Other waste recycled

2005-06

1,325

4

1,685

2006-07

1,297

4

913

2007-08

1,227

5

783