A Snapshot - January 2019

Monday, 04th of February 2019

A Round up of Some of the News Articles From Wales' Recycling Industry Throughout January



Work starts to clear Porthmadog Skips Site

Natural Resources Wales detailed the work to clear a site which had stored waste illegally on the outskirts of a North Wales town.

See Natural Resources Wales Story



Monmouthshire to make separate glass collection switch

Residents in Monmouthshire are set to receive a new glass recycling box following a “successful” glass recycling trial of over 6,500 properties which began in 2016.

See LetsRecycle.com report



WRAP Cymru promotes work with Penderyn Whisky

Wrap Cymru has case studied their work with Penderyn Whisky Distillery to demonstrate how they have identified opportunities to transform unavoidable, costly by-products into a valuable resource. 

See WRAP Cymry Case Study Report



The rise of zero-waste shops

The BBC reported on Packaging-free refill shops which are on the rise here in Wales

See BBC Report




January was another month where the uncertainty of how Brexit will affect business remained.  In the face of uncertainty the Welsh Government issued a statement for the need of all businesses “to get ready” for a no deal. Recycle Link Wales reported on this and featured help pages to support businesses at this time.



Major brands commit to selling products in refillable containers

25 of the world's biggest brands announced that they will soon offer products in refillable, reusable containers.

Details of the “Loop” pilot project can be found here.