i) Welsh Government Beyond Recycling - Circular Economy Strategy
Welsh Government is aiming to move towards a circular economy in Wales whereby waste is avoided, as much as possible is recycled and products stay in use for longer. From 1997 to 2017, Wales has transformed from a nation which recycled less than 5% of its municipal waste, to become an international leader that recycles 63%. Likewise, greenhouse gas emissions from waste reduced by 60% between 2001 and 2017.
The consultation looks to produce a strategy that will make Wales:
- A world leader in recycling
- Phase out single use plastic
- Invest in clean technology for materials collection by introducing zero emission vehicles
- Make more efficient use of our food working with businesses from farm to fork
- Priorities the purchasing of wood, re-manufactured and recycled content
- Enable communities to take collective action
- Support all businesses in Wales to reduce their carbon footprint and become more resource efficient
- And take full responsibility for our waste
Please follow click here to view the consultation document and associated documents which summarise the strategy. Deadline for responses is 3 April 2020.
ii) Welsh Government Code Of Practice For The Welfare Of Pigs
Welsh Government is running a consultation to give the industry, enforcement agencies, special interest groups and the public an opportunity to comment on the revised Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs.
The consultation only contains 2 key questions:
- Views on the effects that the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs would have on the Welsh language, specifically on opportunities for people to use Welsh and on treating the Welsh language no less favourably than English.
- Views on how the proposed Code of Practice for Pigs could be formulated or changed so as to have positive effects or increased positive effects on opportunities for people to use the Welsh language and on treating the Welsh language no less favourably than the English language.
There is a final question which asks for any other related issues which could relate to:
- the style, layout and content of the Code
- the information, advice and guidance contained
To view the consultation document, revised Code of Practice and to respond, please click here. Deadline for responses is 25 May 2020.