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04 Sep 2009 09:09:09

Wales hits landfill targets early



Wales hits landfill targets early
Local authorities across Wales have reached their landfill targets one year ahead of time, the Assembly Government has revealed.

The councils' 2010 target was to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste that enters landfills annually and to encourage recycling of these materials instead.

Funding worth a total of £24 million has been allocated to local authorities for this purpose over the last two years through the Landfill Allowances Scheme.

According to the latest data, some 599,703 tonnes of biodegradable waste was sent to landfill in 2008-09.

This is a reduction of 154,879 tonnes across the country in the last two years.

Welsh environment minister Jane Davidson said: "Landfill uses up our precious land and the rotting waste beneath the soil can damage our environment by producing harmful carbon emissions.

"However, more recycling also represents an opportunity to generate renewable energy through the use of anaerobic digestion of this food waste."

http://wales.gov.uk/news/latest/090901landfilltarget/?lan...

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