- Welsh trials find new uses for ‘difficult to recycle’ items by turning ‘waste’ into new products.
- Coffee cups and crisp packets become decking, recycled polypropylene goes into food waste caddies and medical containers.
- Industry standards updated as a result of the successful incorporation of recycled plastics in sharps containers.
With Wales currently in third place in global recycling, the nation can push for the number one spot by recycling as much as possible over the festive period. WRAP Cymru and the Welsh Government are urging people to ‘Be Mighty’ and to go even further to ensure this Christmas is truly green.
WRAP is pleased to announce that it has widened the scope of the £6.5million Wales Circular Economy Fund. The fund was introduced in April 2019 to support the use of recycled materials by manufacturers in Wales. It can now also support preparation for re-use, refurbishment and re-manufacturing activities in Wales. This includes the production of sustainable goods to aid the global fight against coronavirus, such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Taking items which have been thrown away and re-using them rather than letting them go to waste could deliver big benefits for Wales, according to a new publication from sustainability charity WRAP Cymru.