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To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what percentage of parliamentary waste was (a) recycled and (b) incinerated in the most recent period for which data is available.
In the calendar year of 2017, Parliament recycled 48.8% (937,854 kg) of waste. Parliament recovered 13.4% (253,056 kg) of waste, which is a process that applies to food waste, treated to produce methane fuel for energy generation with the solid residues used as soil improver.
In the same timeframe, Parliament incinerated 36.7% (691,464 kg) of waste at an ‘energy from waste facility’. No waste from the Parliamentary Estate goes to landfill.