Local Assembly Member Vikki Howells is encouraging Rhondda Cynon Taf residents to be ‘recycling aware’ and help to increase the already impressive recycling rates seen locally. The AM made the call during Recycle Week, which aims to encourage residents to recycle as much waste as possible.
The Cynon Valley AM is delighted with continued improvements in local recycling figures. The latest stats show that Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC recycled 67% of all household waste in the first quarter of this year which is up from 43% in 2011, and exceeded its target for 2015-16. Recycling figures continue to improve across Wales and Wales recycles more than any other nation in the UK.
Now in its 13th year Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, with this year’s theme being ‘The Unusual Suspects’. The aim of the week is to encourage people to think about all those items that often get forgotten about when recycling at home.
Recycling the waste we produce is one of the best things residents can do to improve the environment.
If you want to become more recycling aware and find out what can be recycled you can visit the recycle for Wales website http://recycleforwales.org.uk/can-i-recycle
Vikki Howells AM said “It is pleasing to see that Wales continues to top the table when it comes to proportions of household waste recycled, as making the best use of our resources will brings with it important economic and environmental benefits.
“It’s clear that Local Authorities and householders are working hard to recycle and the excellent data from Rhondda Cynon Taf shows the effort that is being made locally.
“However, more waste can be recycled. That is why I welcome the theme of this year’s Recycle Week and urge residents to find out more about it by visiting http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/recycle-week-2016”.