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Departmental Recycling

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much and what proportion of its waste (a) his Department and (b) the Prime Minister's Office recycled in each of the last five years. (266617)

The Prime Minister’s Office forms an integral part of the Cabinet Office. The Cabinet Office’s total facilities management (TFM) contract is with EcovertFM.

The Cabinet Office began recording comprehensive waste data in 2002-03. The weight and proportion of waste recycled by the Cabinet Office over the last five years is shown in the table:

Total waste recycled (tonnes)

Proportion recycled (percentage)

2003-04

607.75

51.63

2004-05

808.12

56.09

2005-06

798.50

59.68

2006-07

682.03

64.98

2007-08

665.64

64.16