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Caerphilly Council supports Mighty Mission to make Wales No.1 recycling nation
Wales is already the third best recycling nation in the world, and the Mighty Mission to get Wales to number one continues into Recycle Week 2021 starting today (20th September).
Recycling plays an essential role in tackling climate change and it's a simple thing that everyone can do to help make a real impact.
Caerphilly has taken steps over the years to better its recycling rates, with a whole host or proactive campaigns, door knocking initiatives and the use of a single bin to encourage participation.
Recycling is now the norm in Wales, with over 92% of the population recycling regularly as part of their daily routine. They are recycling fruit and vegetable peelings, eggshells, tea bags and plate scrapings in their food caddies; recycling from every room including the bathroom and bedroom, and recycling tricky items such as empty aerosols.
However, almost half of them are still not recycling everything they can, so the Council believes that if it’s to help Wales reach the coveted top spot, it needs to “step it up and recycle even more”.
Cllr. Nigel George Cabinet Member for Waste, Public Protection & Street Scene says: "I am incredibly proud of our residents and the huge effort they make to recycle and help Wales reach No. 1 in the world. “We are committed to supporting residents to contribute to creating a greener and cleaner environment for now and our future generations."
(Ed: Well done Caerphilly and well done Wales in general! No. 3 in the world is quite an accolade; the decision to improve is commendable)
30th September 2021