Newport City Council are undertaking a survey on how to improve the recycling rate.
They estimate that last year 16,000 tonnes of recyclable material was thrown away in Newport’s wheelie bins.
Around 60% of what was found in these wheelie bins could have been picked up by us for recycling – 30% of that was food.
If we’re going to reach the recycling targets we need to get that food (and other materials) out of the wheelie bin and into our boxes and bags.
If you’ve read this far I suspect you are probably already pretty interested in recycling – so please make sure you have your say…