WRAP Cymru report reveals re-use plan


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. 

Preparing for Re-use: A Roadmap for a Paradigm Shift in Wales, published 16 July 2018 and funded by the Welsh Government, sets out the actions needed to transform the way Wales deals with this waste and what this could mean for both the economy and the environment.

WRAP Cymru has said that reuse of items currently discarded could be worth £1.4bn during the next 30 years and involve the sorting and use of 1.7 million tonnes of material.

The report also examined how current Welsh good practice could be followed more widely, with a focus on furniture, clothing and shoes, waste electrical and electronic equipment, paint and varnishes, wood, carpets and underlay.

Environment minister Hannah Blythyn said: “Reuse helps to reduce the strain on our valuable resources. My ambition is to create a more circular economy in Wales, making more of what we consume here and becoming a global centre of excellence for reuse.”

 

For more information WRAP Cymru News