22. Mr. William O'Brien
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has to encourage industry to increase the use of recycled materials; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
We have been encouraged by the recycling rates achieved in recent years. Around 30 per cent. of container glass, for example, was recycled in 1993, compared with only 20 per cent. in 1990.
The producer responsibility initiative that we launched in July 1993 is aimed at encouraging commerce and industry to increase recycling rates further.