- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Press Releases
New figures published today show that Wales is recycling more than ever before and continues to lead the UK.
Mike Hedges said… I welcome the increase in waste recycled from 53% to 57% in the last year; this places Swansea within touching distance of next year’s target of 58%. It is important for people to recycle where possible.’
The latest provisional figures indicate that the reuse, recycling and composting rate for 2014-15 is 56%, an increase of 2 percentage points on last year’s figures and 4% higher than the statutory target of 52%.
Local authorities across Wales are continuing to work hard in encouraging households to increase the amount they recycle.
The figures show a decrease in non-recycled household waste to 47 kilograms per person, for the January to March quarter of 2015, which illustrates the good progress being made in reducing the waste going to landfill.