Anglesey has seen its recycling rate increase to a sizeable 66 per cent, up 10 per cent on 2015/16, thanks to the introduction of a three-weekly residual waste collection service and improved recycling options.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector including a new test for anaerobic digestion biomethane potential, food waste funding for Norfolk and an inquiry into the sustainability of the Ministry of Justice.
An application for an environmental permit by nuclear energy company Horizon for its £10-billion Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on Anglesey is to be put before the public by Natural Resources Wales.
Social enterprise recycling company Bryson Recycling has been awarded a contract to continue delivering kerbside recycling services to over 14,500 homes in the Northern Ireland authority of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.
New figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that an average of 5,000 workers in the UK waste industry have sustained injuries and 6,000 work-related illnesses every year since 2009, with 14 fatal injuries occurring in 2016/17.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove says he hasn't given enough thought to the Chinese ban on waste imports that could rock the UK's recycling industry, despite it coming into action in two months' time.