§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will issue advice to local authorities about new schemes for glass collection on the lines of that operating in Chelmsford.
§ Mr. Marks
As part of the Government's national anti-waste programme, we have published advice to voluntary groups on the collection of waste materials, including glass, and the Department has written to local authorities suggesting ways in which they might be able to help. The scheme which it is hoped to introduce at Chelmsford was initiated by the Glass Manufacturers Federation, which, I understand, has proposed similar schemes to other authorities. At least four more are now planned. These two initiatives are, of course, complementary.