September 2016

The Climate Change Impacts of Recycling Services in Wales

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Posted in by Ann Ballinger, Andy Grant, Laurence Elliott, Simon Hann

This report commissioned by WRAP examines the carbon impacts of different recycling services used by local authorities in Wales, and compares the performance of kerbside sort, co-mingled and two stream systems.

This report also considers the climate change benefits of recycling activities in 2014-2015 and compares this to the benefits that would be seen if the Welsh Government’s Collections Blueprint were to be adopted by every local authority.

Wales is already leading the way on CO2 savings connected with recycling, as shown in our latest Recycling Carbon Index published in August 2016 comparing Wales, England and Northern Ireland’s performance putting Wales well in the lead, with over 258,000 tonnes of CO2 savings a year.

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

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