Wales is ahead of other UK nations in developing a circular economy

Wales projects set to benefit from £1 million fund to help the environment

A new study exploring how UK nations are progressing in adopting circular economic policies has found that Wales scores above the rest of the UK.

The independent report by Resource Recovery from Waste analysed the approaches of the four UK Governments towards developing a more ‘circular economy’.


Of the 16 main indicators used in the study, Wales met 14 of the key themes, more than any of the other nations.

The report makes recommendations for growth, innovation and infrastructure while contributing to jobs and welfare in the UK.

Welsh Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn said: “This is welcome recognition of the hard work being done in Wales across many sectors to become a more circular economy.

She added: “My ambition is to move towards a circular economy in Wales, as set out in our Economic Action Plan, which means making more of what we consume here and recycling waste as much as possible. This approach not only benefits our environment, it also brings economic opportunities and creates jobs.”

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