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Tallow

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 3rd May 2006.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much tallow was burned as a fuel in the UK in each of the last five years; and what assessment she has made of the potential effect on the animal by-product regulation on tallow burning.

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

Information on the quantity of tallow burned as waste by incineration and co-incineration is not available. The EU Animal By-products Regulation 1774/2002(EC) which came into effect in 2003 requires tallow when burnt to be disposed of as waste by incineration or co-incineration in accordance with the Waste Incineration Directive 2000/76/EC.

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