Domestic Waste

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 24th October 2006.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received regarding micro-chips used to monitor domestic waste.

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

The Government have received various representations from Members of Parliament and members of the public inquiring about the Government policy on the installation of micro-chips in householders' bins. These representations included inquiries on the use of chips to monitor domestic waste. Increasing recycling levels is an important element of tackling climate change.

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