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WRAP report vindicates our schemes, says Cylch

Research that recognises the value of quality collection schemes has been praised by
Cylch, the Wales Community Recycling Network.

Referring to the kerbside collection report recently published by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (see MRW story), Cylch chief executive Mal Williams said: This authoritative report finally nails the myth that recycling is expensive because it shows how collection costs are dramatically reduced when high quality materials are sold at best prices.

This is very good news for recycling because weve been battling against that myth for nearly 20 years. However, because of that struggle we have developed the best collection systems in Wales as far as value for money is concerned. Weve done this by listening to reprocessors and they have always told us to aim for quality. This means we get the highest price when we sell them what we collect, rather than aim for the highest tonnage irrespective of quality.

Cylch also said the WRAP findings support those of a similar Welsh Assembly report produced independently by RPS last August. This showed Cylch member operations to be a fraction of the cost of the average in Wales.


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