§ Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many mobile recycling plants there are in operation in the UK; and what their weekly capacity is. 
§ Mr. Meacher
[holding answer 18 June 2002]Two mobile recycling plant licensed by the Environment Agency have been operating in the UK. The capacity of each is approximately 4,000 refrigerators per week. In addition one fixed plant was commissioned this week and will begin operating shortly and a further two are due to be operating within a month. All are for the removal of ozone depleting substances from refrigerator equipment, and the combined capacity of all plant will be 1.2 million units per year.