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Oils: Waste Disposal

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the effect on carbon dioxide emissions of the quantity of used cooking oil sent to landfill in the last 12 months. (266905)

No such estimate has been made. The landfilling of all non-hazardous liquid waste has been banned since October 2007. Government policy is to encourage the recovery of all waste, including cooking oil.