29 Aug '13, 12am

Wales

Wales has become the first UK nation to recycle more than half its waste, after new figures show the Welsh Government is on course to hit its recycling targets this year. Alun Davies, the Welsh Government Minister for Natural Resources and Food, yesterday unveiled preliminary figures showing local authorities recycled 50 per cent of their waste in the first three months of the year, suggesting they are on track to meet a 52 per cent goal by the year end. Wales has set a goal of becoming a zero waste economy by 2050 that will see it gradually increase its recycling targets over the coming years. For example, by 2015/16 the principality will aim to ensure 58 per cent of waste is recycled. "I am delighted with the latest provisional figures which indicate that Wales achieved an impressive 52 per cent recycling between April 2012 and March 2013 and in doing so met its first st...

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