Waste Disposal

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th October 2001.

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Photo of Ms Sue Doughty Ms Sue Doughty Liberal Democrat, Guildford

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will pilot schemes for pyrolysis, gasification and anaerobic digestion as techniques of waste disposal; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Michael Meacher Michael Meacher Minister (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Environment)

holding answer 16 July 2001

A number of facilities are already being developed to demonstrate the full capabilities of these processes with respect to a range of wastes. I am keen that these possibilities should be pursued. That is why energy produced from the biodegradable fraction of waste by these new technologies is supported in the Renewables Obligation.

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