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Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate his Department has made of the number of household waste bins fitted with radio frequency identification chips; (252412)

(2) what (a) advice and (b) guidance (i) his Department and (ii) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has given on the use of radio frequency identification devices attached to household waste containers.

No such estimate has been made by DEFRA and neither DEFRA nor WRAP have issued any advice or guidance on the use of radio frequency identification devices.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the final report of the research project (a) WR0103—Household Waste Prevention Policy Side Research Programme, (b) WR0104—Lifestyle Scenarios: Futures for Waste Composition, (c) WR0106—Achieving Household Waste Prevention and Promoting Sustainable Resource Use Through Product Service Systems and (d) WR0506—Benefits of Third Sector Involvement in Waste Management. (252720)

The projects (WR0103) ‘Household Waste Prevention Policy Side Research Programme’ and (WR0104) ‘Lifestyle Scenarios: Futures for Waste Composition’ referred to in the reply to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) on 18 November 2008, Official Report, column 303W, on Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal, are publicly available on DEFRA's website.

The draft final report for project (WR0506) ‘Benefits of third sector involvement in waste management’ was received by DEFRA at the beginning of December. Comments and feedback on the draft are being collated prior to the project team completing a finalised version ready for publication before the end of March. The published report will be made publicly available on DEFRA's website.

Project report (WR0106) ‘Achieving Household Waste Prevention and Promoting Sustainable Resource Use Through Product Service Systems’ is proceeding through publication clearance procedures and will be made publicly available on DEFRA's website as soon as this is completed.