Welsh Recycling Continues To Rise, Reaching 57 Percent

13-02-14(3)picWelsh households and local councils are recycling more than ever and producing less black bin waste, according to the latest official figures.

This figures cover provisional quarterly results from the WasteDataFlow system monitored by Natural Resources Wales for July-September 2013.

Between July and September last year, recycling, re-use and composting rates reached 57 percent in Wales, the highest in the UK.

The local authorities with the highest rates are Monmouthshire (66 percent), Pembrokeshire and Denbighshire (62 percent) and Bridgend and Caerphilly (60 percent).

Minister for Natural Resources and Food Alun Davies, said: “I want to thank households and councils in Wales for their efforts and commitment to recycling. Welsh households are taking advantage of weekly food waste collections, and campaigns such as Love Food, Hate Waste are helping people to waste less and save money on food shopping.

Alun Davies – “I want to thank households and councils in Wales for their efforts and commitment to recycling. Welsh households are taking advantage of weekly food waste collections, and campaigns such as Love Food, Hate Waste are helping people to waste less and save money on food shopping”

“It’s also great to see a continued decrease in black bin waste, it shows Wales is leading the way in the UK towards a zero waste future.”

The figures show that black bin waste has fallen six percent to 52kg per person compared to the same quarter in 2012.

Last year Wales reached its statutory target of recycling 52 percent of waste collected and the next recycling target is 58 percent of waste collected by local authorities in 2015/16.

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