- December 20, 2016
- Posted by: Vikki Howells AM
- Category: Latest News
Cynon Valley AM Vikki Howells is challenging residents of Rhondda Cynon Taf to play their part in making sure the local authority leads the way in recycling this Christmas.
The local politician has made the appeal following the publication of figures from Defra showing that homes in Wales recycle nearly 56% of their waste, compared to 44% in England and 42% of Northern Ireland and Scotland households.
Recycling rates in Wales have improved by a quarter according to the Defra statistics over the last five years. The Welsh Government’s Towards Zero Waste document sets out how waste will be managed in Wales to produce benefits not only for the environment, but also for our economy and social wellbeing.
Rhondda Cynon Taf in particular has a strong record on recycling, and the AM has highlighted Christmas as a perfect opportunity for local residents to raise recycling rates even higher.
Vikki Howells AM said:-
“The statistics published by Defra show Wales is leading the way on recycling.
“Towards Zero Waste outlines the actions we must all take if we are to reach our ambition of becoming a high recycling nation by 2025 and a zero waste nation by 2050.
“Christmas is that time of year where we have more waste to recycle, whether that is food waste, wrapping paper, or packaging so it is vital we continue recycling over the Christmas period so that we can aim to meet this ambition.
“I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas and all local residents can play their part in making Wales a zero waste nation.”
For information on changes to refuse collection in RCT over Christmas and the New Year, please visit http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/BinsandRecycling/ChristmasRecycling/ChristmasRecycling.aspx.