16 Jan '12, 1am

Wales already on brink of 50 per cent recycling target

Just days after announcing a new target to recycle more than half the country's waste, the Welsh government has confirmed it is already seeing 49 per cent of the nation's waste recycled as of last summer. The new quarterly recycling figures for July to September 2011 show that Wales produced 388 thousand tonnes of municipal waste – five per cent less than the waste produced in the same period in 2010. FURTHER READING Every little helps – Tesco opens Ireland’s first “zero-carbon store” Malaby Biogas grabs first £800,000 AD loan from Defra They also demonstrate that per person residual household waste in Wales has continued to decrease, falling from 68 kilograms per person in July to September 2010, to 59 kilograms per person in the same period in 2011. Wales already holds the title of the highest recycling rates of any UK nation, meaning these latest figures are the highest...

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