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Waste Disposal

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in which Government Office regions (a) regional waste awareness initiatives and (b) waste prevention networks are in operation; and what funding has been provided for such activity in each region in the latest period for which figures are available. (319622)

Waste awareness and prevention initiatives run in each Government office region. These vary widely across the country from those run solely for local authorities to arrangements covering a broader range of partners; the funding arrangement are equally varied. More details are available from individual Government offices.

The Government-funded Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) delivers the national ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign. Information and resources are available for use by local government at a regional and local level as part of this campaign. In addition WRAP has provided advisory support to a number of regional waste prevention initiatives through its local authority support programme.