HC Deb 02 July 1991 vol 194 cc95-6W
Mr. Day

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to promote the recycling of household waste.

Mr. Baldry

My right hon. Friend is bringing into force the duty on waste collection authorities to produce recycling plans on 1 August 1991. Authorities are being asked to submit their plans to him in draft by 1 August 1992.

We will be sending a copy of waste management paper No. 28 on recycling to all local authorities next week. The paper provides guidance on preparing recycling strategies and drawing up recycling plans. It will be available through HMSO.

We will also start consultation on our proposals for recycling credits next week. Copies of the consultation paper and the waste management paper will be placed in the Library.