Wales Recycling Rate hits 64%


16th February


A report published by Welsh Government reveals that Wales has achieved 64%  of Local Authority municipal waste has was prepared for reuse, recycling or comosting in 2016/17.


A detailed report from the Welsh Government published on 15th February 2018 evidences that local authority municipal waste combined reuse/recycling/composting rate was 64 per cent for the 12 months ending September 2017. This is an increase from 62 per cent for the 12 months to the end of September 2016.

The report identifies that in the July to September 2017 quarter, 65 per cent of local authority municipal waste in Wales was reused/recycled/composted. This represents a decrease of 1 percentage point when compared with the same quarter of 2016, which had the highest ever recorded recycling rate (66 per cent).
In the July to September 2017 quarter, the total amount of local authority municipal waste generated in Wales decreased by 3 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2016. The tonnage decreased from 426 to 413 thousand tonnes.

The data is currently provisonal but the statistcal report indicates that Wales will be able to be confident that it remains on course to achieve its statutory targets of recyclin g70 % of waste by 2024/25


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