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Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence Procurement & Nuclear Disarmament)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking with the devolved Administrations to provide for a consistent household recycling and waste collection process throughout the UK.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Environment policy is devolved. However, Northern Ireland wants similar arrangements to England which is why it has clauses in the Environment Bill which was introduced in Parliament on 15 October https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2019-2020/0003/20003.pdf.

The measures in the Bill mean that all the UK nations will have similar requirements for the collection of recycling materials.

This will help the UK as a whole move to higher levels of recycling and less waste to landfill.

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