HC Deb 28 February 1997 vol 291 c460W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the proportion of organic compostable waste currently disposed of via landfill, incineration, anaerobic digestion and composting, and other disposal routes by the water industry and the agriculture, food processing, commercial and other industrial sectors; and how he predicts these disposal routes will change, following the introduction of the landfill tax. [17521]

Mr. Clappison

This information is not available. The Environment Agency's national waste survey and research is expected to improve data quality. We expect that one of the effects of the landfill tax will be to reduce the proportion of waste going to landfill.