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Waste Management

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the national adoption of a zero waste standard. (295427)

Building on the success of the original zero waste places initiative, which developed innovative best practice in sustainable waste management, the Government have developed a new Zero Waste Standard. This seeks to provide recognition of, and stimulation to, the work of local authorities in their efforts to minimise waste and maximise the use of resources in their communities.

We hope that local authorities across England will seek to meet the new standard and realise the benefits of adopting the zero waste concept