§ Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications the Environment Agency has received for further fixed plant recycling sites in the UK in 2002. 
§ Mr. Meacher
The Environment Agency has received applications from ten companies for licences for the recycling of refrigerators and freezers.366W
Other plant for general recycling operate at sites across the range of the waste industry, including landfill sites, scrap yards, transfer stations, composting sites and other treatment sites. It is not possible to readily identify which applications have a component in respect of recycling plant.