Nappy recycling helps Wales lead the way on recycling

Recycling rates in Wales have risen, according to new figures. They show 56% of waste in 2014/15 was recycled by Welsh councils – up 2% on the previous year.

This compares to under 50% in England, which has recently and alarmingly started to see falling recycling levels for the first time, although it remains ahead of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

In an effort to further increase the amount it recycles, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is recycling paint and now even nappies, using a nappy recycling process developed by Carmarthenshire-based firm Natural UK, who claim to have saved 20 million nappies from landfill in 14 months.