Local elections should decide who is best to clean up and maintain local environment




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Plaid Cymru controlled councils have demonstrated the way forward for other councils across Wales when it comes to recycling, that was the message from Assembly Members.

During questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs in the National Assembly today, Plaid Cymru’s record on recycling achievements were highlighted.


Arfon AM Siân Gwenllian, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Local Government, said:

“Plaid controlled Ceredigion Council is the top performing council when it comes to recycling, all Plaid led councils are on target when it comes to recycling. They are all on target to reach the “zero waste” target by 2030- 20 years before the Government target.”

 “Unfortunately, where Plaid leads, Labour- yet again-lags far behind. Labour controlled Blaenau Gwent is the lowest performing local authority when it comes to recycling. It’s clear that the upcoming local elections should give people an opportunity to decide who is best to clean up and maintain our local environment. It’s clear -Plaid recycles best.”

Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs Simon Thomas said: 

 “Plaid Cymru councillors will work to strengthen our communities. Our Plaid Cymru run local councils avoid waste and protect the environment by recycling far more than councils run by other parties.

“Where Plaid Cymru is in power, we have led the way, making it easier for residents to get rid of everything from plastic bottles to babies’ nappies in a safe, hygienic and environmentally friendly way.

Mid and West AM Simon Thomas continued:

“Our vision for the future is to introduce policies that make it easy as possible for residents to recycle effectively, while minimising the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.”

Sian Gwenllian AM added, during the environmental questions:

“Does the Cabinet Secretary agreed that more needs to be done to stimulate and enable people to recycle in order to ensure that all local authorities reach Ceredigion’s standard and recycle 70% of their waste by 2025?”

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