Waste Management

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Joan Ruddock Joan Ruddock Labour, Lewisham, Deptford

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of London's waste is managed within the capital.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare)

It is estimated that London currently deals with approximately 60 per cent. of all its waste within its own administrative boundaries.

The Mayor has set a target for London to manage 85 per cent. of its total waste within its administrative boundaries by 2020 (80 per cent. for municipal solid waste).

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