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Departmental Recycling

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in each of the last five years. (266613)

Government Departments report their waste data against a baseline of 2004-05 and we do not have reliable data prior to that.

The figures for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK estate are as follows:

Tonnes/percentage

2004-05

Total waste arising (Tonnes)

1,857.5

Total waste sent for recycling/reuse (Tonnes)

736

Recycling/reuse (Percentage)

40

2005-06

Total waste arising (Tonnes)

1,508.4

Total waste sent for recycling/reuse (Tonnes)

534.3

Recycling/reuse (Percentage)

35

2006-07

Total waste arising (Tonnes)

1,797

Total waste sent for recycling/reuse (Tonnes)

740

Recycling/reuse (Percentage)

41

2007-08

Total waste arising (Tonnes)

1,212.4

Total waste sent for recycling/reuse (Tonnes)

577.5

Recycling/reuse (Percentage)

48

Figures for 2008-09 will not be available until later this month.