HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 c565W
84. Mr. Garel-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what steps the Government are taking to encourage less wasteful use of raw materials in the manufacture of bottles and other forms of packaging.

Mr. David Mitchell

The Government's policy is to encourage voluntary action by the glass and other packaging industries to economise in the use of materials. It is in the industries' own interest to use less material and to increase recycling in order to reduce costs, and I understand that such savings are progressively being made.

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