HC Deb 17 March 1971 vol 813 cc342-3W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider action to require bottling and canning concerns to set up collection centres where empty bottles and cans may be collected for re-use or reprocessing, and to make payment on return.

Mr. Graham Page

I am not satisfied that statutory constraints on the packaging industry are necessary on waste disposal grounds. The practical aspects of direct recovery for re-use is a matter which might best be considered in the light of the Report of the Working Party on Refuse Disposal which is to be published shortly.

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