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Wales pledges £240,000 for recycling in Gwynedd

The Welsh Government is giving £240,000 to Gwynedd Council to support the separate collection of recyclable materials.

The local authority will use the cash to expand the provision of stackable recycling units on a wheeled frame to an extra 6,000 households.

This will allow Gwynedd Council to collect “high quality, separated recycled materials”, said the Welsh ministry for natural resources.

The local authority has recently signed a long-term agreement with ECO Plastics for the supply of all plastics materials it collects.

The new funding is part of the Welsh Government’s investment of £11.5m over three years to improve recycling across Wales.

Minister for natural resources Alun Davies (above) said: “The Welsh Government is committed to zero waste going to landfill by 2050, which requires high quality recyclable material, which has been separated to prevent materials being contaminated.”

Last year Wales reached its statutory target of recycling 52% of waste collected. In 2015/16 the target goes up to 58%.

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