Waste Disposal

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th November 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 take steps to ensure that incineration is only used to burn sorted, post-recycled waste and not mixed household waste; 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

The Government have now set each local authority statutory targets for recycling and composting. In future, therefore, material burnt in municipal waste incinerator residues cannot be counted towards meeting the statutory recycling targets.

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