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The Welsh Government wants your views on its plans to make Wales the world’s top recycling nation and help us become a truly circular economy, at a series of Beyond Recycling Consultation Events across Wales.

First published:
19 February 2020
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This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

This is your chance to have your say on what actions are needed to further phase out single use plastic, help and educate communities and businesses on how they can make a difference and work together to make waste reduction and recycling a priority. 

The Beyond Recycling strategy outlines how to make the circular economy a reality in Wales and sets out the next steps towards eliminating waste and addressing the climate emergency.

The aim of a circular economy is to keep resources in use for as long as possible, eliminate waste and make resource efficiency part of Welsh culture. To help meet these objectives, the strategy will outline proposals to better scrutinise how resources are used, encourage the reuse, repair and remanufacture of more products and materials and maximise the economic and social opportunities that come from having a circular economy.

There  will be a number of events held to hear the public’s view on how Wales can continue to be a world leader in recycling and move towards a zero waste Wales by 2050.

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn said:

Wales is a world leader when it comes to recycling, but we want to go further and move to a circular economy in Wales - where waste, plastic and packaging are reduced and things are kept in use for as long as possible.

Wales embraced and lead the way with the charge for single use carrier bags, and we want to hear from you about what more we can do to help us reach our ambition of becoming a zero waste nation.

I know communities and businesses across Wales are taking action and I want to see as many people as possible, across Wales, to come along to these events. It’s an opportunity to not only have your voice heard but to play a part in  making sure Wales remains at the front of the environmental agenda.

Come and share your thoughts on:

  • Wednesday 26th February 6PM – 7.30PM at Anglesey Agricultural showground - Small Exhibition hall, Anglesey.
  • Thursday 27th February, 12PM - 4PM, at Bangor University - Cemlyn Jones room, Bangor.

 Register your place at a consultation event