April 2016

Review of the Welsh Government Collections Blueprint


Posted in | | | by Joe Papineschi, Emma Tilbrook, Luke Emery

This study, commissioned by the Welsh Government, reviews the reporting of end destinations for recyclables collected by Welsh local authorities.

This study used data reported by authorities in Question 100 (Q100) of WasteDataFlow (WDF) to ascertain the degree to which they were able to track their recyclables to a final end destination in 2014/15. Interviews were held with local authorities, re-processors, and a number of other stakeholders to better understand the key challenges and opportunities associated with reporting on end destinations and reject losses.

The study aimed to:

  • Provide greater transparency about the actual quantity and destination of materials that are recycled in Wales, the rest of the UK and abroad.
  • Support the requirement in the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) for high quality recycling and the revised text for the Directive which has recently proposed that materials are tracked and reject losses accounted for by all Member States.

This report is available free of charge. Press the orange button and supply a few details about yourself in order to access the download.