Recycling and Zero Waste in Wales

Date: 11 Dec 2017 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Thanks to zero waste campaigner Mal Williams for alerting us to the progress made in Wales, now the second best huosehold waste recycler in the world. The seven keys to success include:

  • Mandatory separate collection of key dry recyclable materials.
  • Mandatory separate collection of bio waste.
  • Statutory targets for rates of recycling or the reduction of unrecycled waste.
  • Pay-as-you-throw charges.
  • Producer responsibility schemes, where producers fund the collection of key recyclables.
  • Taxes on landfill.
  • Deposit refund systems.

See link to Guardian in December 11th, 2017 article at

Photo Credit: Matthew Wilkinson via Flickr (CC 2.0).

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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.