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Waste: Recycling

Volume 718: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they will give to representations from local authorities such as Portsmouth City Council to ensure maximum flexibility in the definitions used for landfill recycling statistics. [HL2469]

The definition of recycling for local authorities is currently set out in National Indicator 192 (NI192). The National Indicator set runs for three years from April 2008, so no changes are anticipated before April 2011.

Defra intends to review the definition of recycling in NI192 to ensure that it is consistent with the definition set out in the revised Waste Framework Directive, and will consult on any proposed amendments.