HC Deb 27 July 1982 vol 28 c509W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether his Department is undertaking research into the uses of refuse, particularly of plastics; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Giles Shaw

We are providing financial and technical assistance to the development of mechanical separation plants, which extract metal and glass and produce a waste derived fuel from the paper and plastics content of domestic waste. We are also supporting the British Plastics Federation's experimental scheme to recycle bottles made of polyethylene-terephthalate—PET.

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