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Departmental Recycling

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what weight of paper his Department recycled in each of the last five years. (300780)

The total weight of paper recycled on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) UK estate during the last five financial years was:

FY

Tonnes

2004-05

153.88

2005-06

76

2006-07

130.4

2007-08

137

2008-09

148

In 2008-09 the total waste arisings of the FCO on its UK estate were 960 tonnes of which 59 per cent. was recycled. This compares to a figure of 48 per cent. for 2007-08.