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Wales aims high with recycle waste target

18 January 2012 No Comment

Wales’ environment minister is looking for residents to up their game when it comes to recycling waste, with targets of over 50 per cent of the country’s waste to be recycled setting the standard for the UK.

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Adopting green measures

Environmental-expert.com reports that environment minister John Griffiths, while hailing the current achievement of 48 per cent recycled waste during April and June 2011, believes Wales could do better.

In addition, residents should be adopting other green measures, like internal wall cladding in their homes, in order to meet other waste targets, such as energy.

“High recycling is an important element of sustainable waste management, but it is not the whole picture,”

he said to Business Green.

“If we are to meet the ambitions set out in our waste strategy Towards Zero Waste we must continue to do everything we can to prevent waste wherever possible and to become a more resource-efficient society.”

Sustainable waste management

Overall, the country wants to meet recycling waste targets of 75 per cent by 2025. First, Wales needs to get over 50 per cent this year to use as a base for further targets. Environment minister John Griffiths added:

“A bit of extra through and effort from all of us around how we manage our waste should ensure that 2012 is the year in which recycling in Wales peaks above the significant 50 per cent milestone,”

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