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Departmental Recycling

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of his Department’s waste was recycled in the latest period for which figures are available. (289660)

Since the inception of BIS on 8 June, the following amounts of waste have been recycled by this Department:

June—40,700 Kg (63.9 per cent. of total)

July—42,342 Kg (62.1 per cent. of total)

August—33,929 Kg (64.3 per cent. of total)

I would also refer the hon. Member to the previously published Sustainable Development in Government (SDiG) reports in which central Government Departments publicly reported on the data requested. The most recent report can be found at: