To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what volume of waste his Department and its predecessors generated in each of the last three years; what percentage of this was (a) paper, (b) plastic, (c) glass, (d) metal, (e) electrical goods and batteries and (f) food waste; and what percentage of his Department's waste was (i) disposed of securely, (ii) disposed of in landfill and (iii) recycled.
|Total Waste (tonnes)||329||264||227|
|Electrical goods and batteries||1||1||1|
|Means of Disposal|
|(1) Not separately recorded |
(2) All classified/confidential waste is shredded on site and therefore forms part of our recycled paper waste
DFID reports performance on waste as part of the Sustainable Development in Government process. DFID currently meets the two government targets on waste, namely to achieve a reduction of 5 per cent. relative to 2004/05 (DFID performance: 37.5 per cent. reduction) and to achieve at least 40 per cent. recycling by 2010-11 (DFID latest performance: 76 per cent.).