HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 cc829-30W
Mr. Chaytor

To ask the Solicitor-General what plans he has to set targets for the recycling of waste(a) paper, (b) cardboard, (c) glass, (d) metal, (e) plastic and (f) other products created by his Department and its agencies; and if he will make a statement. [98226]

The Solicitor-General

The Law Officers' Departments are working towards the Green Ministers' target for Government Departments of recovering a minimum of 40 per cent. of total office waste, with at least 25 per cent. of that recovery coming from recycling or composting, in 2000–01.

Towards this target, the Crown Prosecution Service has in place contracts for the collection, shredding and recycling of over 80 per cent. of classified waste paper, and is presently tendering a contract for the recycling of non-classified waste paper, cardboard, metal, glass and plastic. The Disposal Sales Agency is used by the CPS to dispose of information technology and other obsolete equipment either by sale or recycling.

The Crown Prosecution Service, Serious Fraud Office, Treasury Solicitor's Department and Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers seek to reduce the amount of waste produced and to deal with waste by re-use, recycling, composting or incineration to produce heat and power in preference to landfill.