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Mike Hedges AM supports Recycle Week and is asking residents to take recycling into their own hands
This Week is Recycling Week and Mike Hedges AM, is thanking residents for playing their part in making Wales one of the best recycling nations in the world. The AM is however warning that there is still a lot more to be done.
Across Wales people are recycling more than ever before. In 2017-18, we recycled 62.7 per cent of municipal waste, and are third in the world for household recycling. In Swansea Council area 63.3% of waste is recycled.
The Welsh Labour Government support councils to meet tough recycling targets and are determined to make Wales a zero waste nation.
Mike Hedges AM said: “Residents in Swansea East have played their part in making Wales the third best recycling nation in the world. This is an incredible achievement, and we would not be where we are today without the hard work and dedication of citizens and communities across the Swansea East.”
“There is still more to be done to raise awareness and persuade people to recycle more. We know that more than half the material still in residual waste is easily recyclable, and getting that out of black bins and into recycling would see Wales achieve a recycling rate of more than 80 per cent.”
“Recycle Week, is about showing you care about planet and our beautiful nation by taking action to recycle even more. If each of us pledged to recycle just one more thing, it could make a huge difference.”