Ellie Ames 08 December 2023

Wales passes workplace recycling law

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New Workplace Recycling Regulations have been passed in Wales, which will require all businesses to separate recyclable materials.

The new law, which will come into force on 6 April next year, means all businesses, charities and public sector organisations will have to separate key recyclable materials for collection.

Climate change minister Julie James said: ‘I’ve always spoken about us having a “Team Wales” approach to everything we do to help tackle the climate crisis.

‘It is important that this collective effort stems right from the biggest businesses and organisations to the smallest in helping to tackle the climate and nature emergency and improve recycling.’ Environmental Services Association executive director Jacob Hayler said:

‘The recycling and waste management industry very much supports measures to harmonise requirements, which reduces confusion, increases participation, and boosts performance.

‘The certainty that clear and timely regulation provides also enables industry to invest in, and deliver, the services needed to support higher recycling rates.’

If this article was of interest, then check out our feature, 'Simpler Recycling: The implications for local authorities'.

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