Question asked by Bob Spink.
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the average time per year spent by a household in sorting and recycling rubbish.
No such estimate has been made.
Yup. They simply haven\’t even bothered to measure it, the expenditure of the ultimate non-renewable resource, time, in the recycling of things to save resources.
I\’m right therefore. I must be, this is the only estimate that anyone has done at all in the UK (and yes, I have talked to one of the major researchers in the field who confirmed there are no papers on this).
They are quite simply assuming that your time has no value at all, that\’s why they don\’t measure it and why they don\’t include it in the cost benefit analysis.