Eight new projects worth £5.4m have been announced across Wales to reduce waste and increase recycling. The projects will help improve facilities to repair or refurbish unwanted items. A new ‘Green Shed’ in Colwyn Bay will involve the local community in preparing items to be reused. A second ‘reuse centre’ in Rhondda Cynon Taf will open in Treherbert, alongside the existing centre in Llantrisant. A new reuse facility will also open in the Maindee area of Newport, whilst in Pembrokeshire, a Zero Waste School pilot project will provide new recycling facilities at 24 schools in the county – allowing them to recycle more waste from schools. Wales is first in the UK, second in Europe and third in the world for household recycling. The Environment Miniser, Hannah Blythyn AM, says it will help lead to a ‘cultural change’ in the long term: The eight capital funding projects: Funding will also be provided to Denbighshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent, including new reuse facilities and improvements to waste collection services.
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