Environmental damage of nappies

James Snowdome made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Under the Freedom of Information Act please provide me with any correspondence (internal and external) surrounding studies on the environmental impact of reusable and disposable nappies.

In particular I would like the most recent drafts of any reports produced and any instructions as to how the reports should be released.

Thank you for your assistance

Yours faithfully,

James Snowdome

Helpline, Defra (CCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Emslie, Martin (WS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Dear Mr Snowdome

Please see attached.

<<20081030 Snowdame_Acknowledge.doc>>

Martin Emslie

Martin Emslie | Waste Strategy Division| Defra | Area 6C Ergon House |
London SW1P 2AL |

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

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Emslie, Martin (WS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Dear Mr Snowdome

Please see attached.

<<20081119 Snowdame_Extension.doc>>

M Emslie

Martin Emslie | Waste Strategy Division| Defra | Area 6C Ergon House |
London SW1P 2AL |

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

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Emslie, Martin (WS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Dear Mr Snowdome

Please find attached our letter of response to your request.

<<Response.pdf>>

I also attach the following documents being released in relation to your
request.

Doc 1. Life Cycle Assessment of Disposable and Reusable Nappies - Draft
Final Report (ERM - September 2007)

<<Document1.pdf>>

Doc 2. Life cycle study of disposable and reusable nappies in the UK -
Peer review of the draft final report (prepared by ERM for the
Environment Agency - March 2008)

<<Document2.pdf>>

Doc 3. An Updated Life Cycle Study - The Use of Disposable and Reusable
Nappies in the UK - Confidential Draft Final Report (ERM - March 2008)

<<Document3.pdf>>

Yours sincerely

Martin Emslie

Martin Emslie | Waste Strategy Division| Defra | Area 6C Ergon House |
London SW1P 2AL

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

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