HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c7W
Mr. Brake

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what percentage of waste collected for recycling was exported in the last year for which figures are available, broken down into(a) glass, (b) paper, (c) plastics and (d) metals. [100941]

Mr. Mullin

[holding answer 6 December 1999]: The table shows the percentage of waste collected for recycling in the United Kingdom that was exported in 1998.

Material Percentage exported Amount exported (thousand tonnes)
Glass 13 69
Paper and board 8 402
Plastics 24 40
Ferrous metals 36 3,193


British Glass Federation; Paper Federation of Great Britain; British Plastics Federation; Iron and Steel Statistics Bureau; HM Customs and Excise.