Domestic Waste: Recycling

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 8th February 2018.

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Photo of Anne Main Anne Main Conservative, St Albans

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average amount of household waste that is recyclable.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We do not have recent estimates on the average amount of household waste that could be recycled. Data on waste arisings are not structured around the material composition of waste streams so we cannot provide detailed information on the amount of waste in the residual waste stream that could be recycled.

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