Welsh manufacturers encouraged to use more recycled materials

Posted on 19th October, 2010

A new funding scheme launched by WRAP Cymru could pay Welsh manufacturing companies up to £50,000 to increase their use of recycled materials.

This move comes following research carried out by WRAP Cymru. This found that 78 per cent of small to medium-sized manufacturing companies in Wales thought that direct financial help in switching to the use of more recycled materials would encourage them to do so. Peter Webster, market development manager at WRAP Cymru, said:

Manufacturing remains a key sector in Wales, and our own research has shown there is a huge potential for the use of more recycled materials in products or packaging.

This type of grant is a first for Wales, and for WRAP. We are confident that it will enable Welsh manufacturers to seek sources of recycled material in Wales and decrease the need for recyclable waste to be reprocessed or reused outside of Wales.