Public venues, events, and tourist attractions in Wales can win grants of up to £50,000 each to provide on-site recycling facilities.
Venues that can bid for the pot, which totals £432,000, include sports centres, shopping centres, concert halls, transport hubs, and colleges. Public, private and charity organisations are all invited to apply.
At 48% Wales has a high rate of household recycling, surpassing efforts in the rest of the UK. This WRAP recycling on the go initiative is hoped to contribute towards the Welsh government’s target of recycling 70% of all waste by 2025.
Welsh government environment minister John Griffiths said: “The development of infrastructure to capture more recyclate in Wales is crucial if we are to continue to progress towards our ambitious targets set out in the Welsh Government’s waste strategy, Towards Zero Waste.
“These new facilities will not only help tidy up our local environment, they will also capture high value materials for recycling which will go some way towards creating green jobs and supporting the Welsh economy.”
In addition, applicants can obtain guidance on the recycling facilities that are best suited to their sites, find resources such as signage, and share best practice case studies via the WRAP Wales website.
WRAP Cymru Project Manager Ruth Llewellyn said: “Introducing a recycling service for visitors is already easier – and cheaper – than most businesses think. And with grants of up to £50,000 and guidance to help them every step of the way it’s about to get easier still.”