Rates of recycling revealed
DETAILS of where all our recycling ended up in 2011/12 have been published by the Welsh Government.
During that year councils in Wales reused or recycled almost 800,000 tonnes of paper, bottles and food scraps, among others, while the amount of waste sent to landfill fell to around 700,000 tonnes.
During 2011/12, around 8,500 tonnes of paper in Swansea went to Aylesford Newsprint, in Kent, while Greenway Plastic Recycling dealt with some 3,500 tonnes of plastic.
The Welsh Government said the report categorically showed that recycling did not end up in landfill, as some people might believe.
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"I hope the report encourages people to continue recycling and even recycle more often," said Minister for Natural Resources Alun Davies.