Waste Management

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th February 2005.

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Photo of Ms Sue Doughty Ms Sue Doughty Shadow Minister (the Environment), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will consult on the inclusion of redesign in the waste hierarchy; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Minister of State (Environment and Agri-Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Waste Strategy 2000, which sets out the Government's priorities for sustainable waste management, included a commitment to carry out a review in 2005. This review will provide an opportunity for consultation on existing waste policies and delivery mechanisms.

Although Waste Strategy 2000 does not include 'redesign' specifically within the waste hierarchy, both redesign and 'ecodesign' are identified as ways to achieve reductions in waste (see paragraph 2.10, WS2000, part 1, page 1 5; also paragraph 4.36, WS2000, part 2, page 45; and paragraph 5.6, WS2000, part 2, page 65).

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