Waste and Recycling

Environmental Industries Wales

Waste and Recycling

21,000 people work within the circular economy in Wales delivering a wide range of solutions.

The Welsh Government is delivering two successful infrastructure programmes, working with local authority partnerships to secure long-term sustainable waste treatment solutions. These are a food waste treatment programme, delivering anaerobic digestion facilities, and a residual waste treatment programme, delivering energy recovery solutions for the waste that cannot be recycled.

As a priority, we’re diverting a number of key materials from landfill, including food waste, paper and card, plastic, textiles, metal and wood. We are targeting reductions from key sources of waste – including construction and demolition firms and local authorities.

Welsh Government is committed to supporting our existing waste management sector. We are also exploring fresh opportunities for specialist firms beyond our borders.

Wales offers a broad range of expertise. Inward investors will find a supportive business environment, with ample scope for collaboration.

This type of collaboration is key to our success – and you’ll find some high- profile firms working with large and small suppliers throughout all parts of Wales.

Newport Celtic Recycling is the leading UK specialist in hazardous waste disposal and the recovery of heavy electrical transformers.

Environmental Compliance is one of the UK’s leading providers of environmental training and consultancy. It works across the industrial sector, helping companies to manage complex and specialised industrial monitoring requirements.

National and international waste management companies like Suez Environmental, Veolia, Viridor and Wheelabrator are investing in infrastructure, technology and new business development in Wales. The resulting major projects – including a new energy recovery facility in Cardiff which was officially opened in June 2015 – offer new business opportunities in the years ahead.

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