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Wales at the forefront of UK circularity

July 4, 2018

When it comes to the adoption of circular economy principles, an independent report has revealed that Wales is leading the way in the UK.

Conducted by Resource Recovery from Waste, the study “analysed the approaches of the four UK governments towards developing a more ‘circular economy’”, as British Plastics reveals.

16 key indicators were incorporated in the study, and Wales was found to meet 14 of them.

Out of the four UK nations, “great differences in progress” toward circularity were revealed. As well as presenting its findings, the report offered recommendations “for growth, innovation, and resilient infrastructure whilst contributing to quality jobs and welfare throughout the UK.”

“This is welcome recognition of the hard work being done in Wales across many sectors to become a more circular economy. This work is being driven forward by policies such as Towards Zero Waste and initiatives like WRAP Cymru’s Plastic Route Map for Wales, due to be published in the autumn,” said Hannah Blythyn, Minister for Environment.

“Welsh schemes such as our Circular Economy Investment Fund and the Collaborative Change Programme are supporting both the private and public sectors in Wales, helping towards our ultimate aim of becoming a zero waste nation by 2050.”

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