Recycling in Swansea

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Recycling in Swansea

  1. 1. BY ROGER MOORE
  2. 2. Some Recycling Facts Kerbside Recycling Prices of Recycled Items Costs of landfill Targets for recycling How much waste? What happens to waste food? Less than 28% recycled(2007) Over 50% recycled(2012) 2010 average person wasted 71kg and 53kg by 2012
  3. 3. Table Showing Some Recycling Facilities In Swansea Glass Cans Paper Plastic Cardboard Batteries Books Shoes Textiles Oils Printer Cartridges Tetra Pak Wood Llansamlet, Ferryboat Close x x x x x x x x x x x x x Clyne x x x x x x x x x x x x x Garngoch x x x x x x x x x x x x x Penlan x x x x x x x x x x x x x St. Thomas x x x x x x x x x x x x Morriston, Asda x x x x x x Dunvant x x x x x Marina x x x x x x Mumbles Quarry x x x x x x x Quay Parade. Sainsbury's x x x x x x x x Sketty x x x x x x Llansamlet, Tesco x x x x x x x Fforestfach, Tesco x x x x x x x
  4. 4. Graph of Recycling Progress 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 2010 2011 2012 Percentage Bar Graph of Percentage of Waste Recycled QTR 1 QTR 2 QTR 3 QTR 4
  5. 5. Other Initiatives In Swansea Plastic Carrier Bags • 5p fee • Revenue raised • Vast % less bags used • First introduced in Wales • England may start soon • “Bag for Life” scheme “The Corner Shop” • Public give useful items • Items sold from £1 up • Wide range of quality goods • Children’s education projects benefit • Less waste goes to landfill
  6. 6. Sources Welsh Government | Municipal Waste Management Recycling, Logo, Symbol, Signs - Free image - 48271 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - City and County of Swansea swansea waste 2012 filetype:xls - Google Search Recycling and composting rates up - City and County of Swansea

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