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Departmental Recycling

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what weight of paper his Department has recycled in each of the last five years. (300775)

DCSF Headquarters has recycled the following weights of paper in the last five years:

Detailed tonnages—recycled paper

Publications

Offices

Total tonnages

2004-05

1,082.62

206.98

1,289.6

2005-06

1,082.62

Unknown

1,082.62

2006-07

589

280

869

2007-08

889.85

Unknown

889.85

2008-09

448.16

315.2

763.36

Total

4,092.25

802.18

4,894.43

DCSF Headquarters has produced less publications waste paper due to the introduction of a more efficient publications stock control management system.

The percentage of waste recycled from total waste arising has increased every year since the Sustainable Development in Government (SDiG) targets baseline year of 2004-05.

DCSF has exceeded the waste recycling target of 40 per cent. recycled by 2010 for several years (58.9 per cent. in 2007-08) whilst still meeting the target for reducing waste arising by 5 per cent. by 2010 in relation to 2004-05 levels.