HC Deb 03 April 1996 vol 275 cc247-8W
Ms Ruddock

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on progress in establishing an office waste minimisation strategy for his Office, indicating the targets set. [24502]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

Waste reduction is already an important feature of the Department's strategy for improving green standards internally and a range of targets are in place for reducing the amount of office waste the Welsh Office sends to landfill. These are the recycling of 37 tonnes of waste paper, 16,000 cans and 600 printer toner cartridges each year.

The Welsh Office will also review its current practices, particularly in the light of a recent pilot study of waste management carried out by the Department of the Environment, to see if existing performance can be further improved upon.

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