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 what assessment she has made of the advantages and disadvantages of restricting incineration to those facilities of less than 100,000 tonnes/year capacity; 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

We have made it clear in "Waste Strategy 2000" that incinerators, where they are built, should be appropriately sized so that they do not crowd out recycling. There has been no assessment of the advantages or disadvantages of restricting the size of incinerators.

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