Wales plans to become recycling ‘world leader’
The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) has set out ambitious recycling targets with the key aim of becoming a “world leader” in waste management.
Local councils in Wales have been warned that based on the amount of waste that is currently going to landfill, extra costs of £50m a year will be incurred by 2014.
The emphasis has therefore been put upon diverting waste from landfill and putting a good recycling programme in place. Environment minister Jane Davidson has re-iterated that better recycling programmes are an economic, as well as environmental, imperative.
“I want Wales to be a world leader in resource management and I want Welsh councils, Welsh businesses and Welsh workers to benefit from being a high-recycling society,” she said.
The new plans will see Wales recycling 70 per cent of its waste by 2025, with zero waste being sent to landfill by 2050.