Recycling rates rise to 57% in Wales in 2013
Local authority councils in Wales have continued to increase the
amount of household waste being recycled, and achieved a combined
recycling, reuse and composting rate of 57% between July and September
The combined reuse/recycling/composting rate of local
authority municipal waste increased to just over 53% for the 12 months
to the end of September 2013, based on provisional data.
The total amount of local authority municipal waste generated in Wales has generally decreased, with the tonnage falling by just over 2% compared to the same quarter in 2012. The residual household waste produced per person in Wales also continued to decrease, falling to 52 kg/person in July to September 2013 from 55 kg/person in July to September 2012. Source: Welsh government
The R4R project aims at promoting regional contributions to the European Recycling Society, aiming to optimise the use of waste as resources, by allowing local and regional authorities to make consistent comparisons via a common metholdological framework and an online tool, and exchange transferable good practices.