§ Lord Mountevans
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What are the latest figures on the use of recycled paper in newsprint in the United Kingdom.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment (Lord Strathclyde)
The Pulp and Paper Information Centre at Swindon has recently announced that in 1991 the total amount of waste paper used in UK newspapers, as a proportion of the total newsprint consumed, was 28.07 per cent. This represents an increase of 1.27 percentage points over 1990. Newsprint producers in the UK already use 725 tonnes of waste paper for every 1,000 tonnes of paper produced and I am confident that this proportion will continue to increase in coming years.