HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 c234W
Mr. Crausby

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what percentage of documentation used by his Department is(a) made from recycled paper and (b) collected for recycling. [111607]

Mr. Bayley

All envelopes used are made from recycled paper or post-consumer waste and all forms and leaflets are made from part mechanical paper which uses the whole tree and is more environmentally friendly than wood-free paper. All paper stock used by this Department is certified as coming from sustainable forests that are replanted to ensure effective use of available land. Approximately 60 per cent. of the Department's waste is currently collected for recycling and the Department is working with its estates partners to maximise recycling potential with the aim of ensuring that all suitable waste paper is sent for recycling.

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