§ Mr. Sayeed
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent research her Department has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the various potential uses of compost produced from household waste. 
§ Mr. Meacher
The Government have set up and are funding the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to promote sustainable waste management by working to create stable and efficient markets for recycled materials and products and removing barriers to waste minimisation, re-use and recycling. Part of this work is to tackle issues relating to composting waste. Currently WRAP is working with the Composting Association to develop the existing industry standard for compost, to276W achieve British Standards Institute (BSI) accreditation. The delivery of these industry standards for compost will help to create markets for organic waste derived products.