Wales currently ranks third in the world in terms of recycling rates, with the amount of waste going to landfill reducing year on year. The Welsh Government has set a target of recycling at least 70% of all municipal waste by 2025, something which many local councils, including Flintshire County Council are on track to meet.
Each year Recycling Week takes place at the end of September and encourages people to continue to do their bit and help to reduce the levels of waste which our communities produce. Now in it’s 18th year the annual awareness campaign seeks to remind us of the ways which we can all play our part in boosting recycling levels.
Former Environment Minister and Member of the Senedd for Delyn, Hannah Blythyn, is using Recycling Week 2021 to remind constituents of the steps they can take to improve their own recycling and tackle unnecessary wate.
Praising local initiatives Ms Blythyn said:
“We are fortunate to have so many environmentally conscious individuals and community groups here in our corner of the country, who really are leading the way in helping to tackle climate change.
From regular local litter picks across our communities, to initiatives like the Naked Takeaway and Plastic Reduction Mold, we have so much to be proud of here in Flintshire. These initiatives are continuing to go from strength to strength and are pushing our communities to do all they can to play their part.”
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet has approved a number of recommendations to reach the target of achieving 70% recycling rates, including improving awareness, promoting reuse and reintroducing fines for those who present side-waste. These steps serve as a reminder that there is always more that we can do.
To find out more about the recommendations and what can and cannot be recycled, visit www.flintshire.gov.uk.