The new Scottish recycling targets which mirror Welsh recycling targets have been welcomed by the Welsh Minister for Environment Jane Davidson. Scotlands pledge to set a 70% recycling target for municipal waste by 2025 is the same as the Welsh target.
I am pleased to see that the Scottish Executive and the Welsh Assembly Government share the same high ambitions for recycling, and that the proposals for Scotland are very similar to my preferred option for targets that I presented to local Government on October 18 2007, Davidson said.
It is critical that the better management of waste makes an important contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and Wales ecological footprint.
We need concerted effort by everyone, both householders and businesses to achieve more recycling and less landfill. We are working closely with local authorities in Wales and will work closely with Scotland in relation to some of the initiatives that will be needed to meet these targets.