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Wales to examine recycling practices

The National Assembly for Wales’ has launched an inquiry into recycling practices and arrangements in Wales.

The assembly’s Environment and Sustainability Committee will look at all waste materials, including food and garden waste. It will explore reasons for, and impacts of, variations in local authority household waste recycling.

The inquiry aims to examine how well recycling lines up with the Welsh Government’s Municipal Waste Sector Plan Collections Blueprint.

It will assess the availability of guidance to householders about recycling, and explore potential barriers to improving recycling rates, and how to increase them.

Local Authority reactions to the recently published Waste Regulations Route Map will be explored, along with the potential impacts of this on recycling practice.

The aim is to gain greater understanding of the relationship between recycling collection and recycling rates.

The committee is calling for evidence from both individuals and organisations. It will also be holding oral evidence sessions during the summer.

Submissions should arrive by June 10, 2014.

An electronic copy of submissions can be sent to Written ones should be sent to Committee Clerk, Environment and Sustainability Committee, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.


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