HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 c712W
Mr. Chaytor

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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. [98221]

Mr. Kilfoyle

MOD is implementing a corporate Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001 principles which will develop policies and set objectives to reduce the environmental impact of the activities of the Department and its agencies. An integral part of the EMS will be a waste management system to measure baselines for waste streams to enable recycling targets to be set. The framework of the corporate EMS will be produced by March 2000, and the EMS will be implemented by March 2001. Current MOD guidance on recycling is detailed in JSP 418, a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library.