HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1101W
Sue Doughty

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of waste produced in his Department was(a) recycled, (b) composted and (c) re-used, broken down into (i) paper, (ii) plastics, (iii) aluminium cans and (iv) other in each year since 1997; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if he will make a statement. [65702]

Mr. Alexander

Figures for the proportion of waste recycled for the period September/October 2000 to 31 March 2001 is published in the Third Greening Government Annual Report. Data prior to that period are not available. Figures for 2001–02 will be shown in the first Sustainable Development in Government Questionnaire 2002 (previously Greening Government Annual Report) which is due to be published later this year.

Figures are not available for the proportion of waste produced that was composted or re-used.

The Cabinet Office is actively working with both our newly appointed facility management provider as well as with our Agencies to maximise the amount of waste sent for recycling.