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Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what factors were considered before deciding not to include waste reduction through home composting in the landfill allowance trading scheme targets. (252727)

A robust mechanism for determining the amount of waste diverted by home composting would be necessary to enable home composting to be included in the landfill allowance trading scheme. When the targets were set this was not available and that remains the case.