HC Deb 02 May 1972 vol 836 cc113-4W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in order to maintain environment standards and make use of municipal and industrial waste, whether he will assess the feasibility of a process developed by Osaka City Institute of Hygiene, details of which have been supplied to him, under which plastic waste is convertible into natural gas and petrochemical feedstock; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths:

The Government laboratory at Warren Spring is examining processes of this type. Their viability depends largely on whether the waste can readily be made available in a suitable form and adequate quantity, and whether there is a market at an economic price for the material reclaimed.

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