§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the cost of the recycled paper used for the production of the First Report of the Waste Management Advisory Council; and what the cost would have been if ordinary paper had been used for this purpose.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
The paper made from 100 per cent. recycled fibre which was used for the Waste Management Advisory Council's First Report cost £200. Standard paper containing a lesser proportion of recycled fibre would have cost £147. The recycled paper was used as a demonstration of what can be done. Short runs of special grades are obviously more expensive than long runs of standard types but if demand increases then economies of scale begin to apply.482W
to implement the plan without further reference to him.
§ Mr. John Silkin
To date, the following five structure plans have been approved, as follows:
For other kinds of paper such as some packaging grades the greater use of secondary fibre brings considerable cost advantages. Other advantages of course include the saving on our import bill and the conservation of resources.