Wales seeks landfill and incineration bans

Wales is planning to legislate to keep potentially valuable recyclable materials out of landfill and incinerators. Improving the quantity and quality of recycling in Wales has emerged as a major priority in a proposed Welsh Environment Bill

The Welsh government wants to give its ministers the power to ban paper, card, glass, plastic, metal, food and wood waste from landfill and prevent their incineration. Giving ministers the power to order the separate collection of card, wood and food waste is also under consideration.

The radical legislative proposals feature in a Welsh Environment Bill white paper put out for consultation on 23 October. Designed to protect Wales’ resources, the wide-ranging white paper also includes measures to prohibit sewer disposal of business food waste and extend carrier bag charging to ‘bags for life’.

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