MetalMatters campaign launches in South Wales councils


Welsh wildlife TV present Iolo Williams is backing a campaign that is calling on residents in Torfaen and Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCT) to recycle more metal packaging.

With an estimated 60 million items of metal packaging used each year by residents at Torfaen Borough and 106 million items at RCT council, the MetalMatters programme is encouraging them to recycle more food tins, drinks cans, foil trays and empty aerosols.


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The MetalMatters campaign is run by ALUPRO and this campaign is backed by Waste Awareness Wales and will involve households receiving leaflets, as well as advertisements in local newspapers and radio.

Iolo Williams said: “As a nature lover, I’m passionate about caring for the environment, and getting in the recycling habit at home is one way we can all help to make a difference.

“Just think of all the things we use in our kitchens and bathrooms that are packaging using metal – food tins, drinks cans, foil trays and aerosols – these items can all be easily recycled over and over again. I think this is a great campaign and I’m delighted to be supporting it.”