A project designed to show what happens to recyclable materials after they have been collected has been launched in Wales.
It is part of the ‘Recycle on the Go’ fund, which was launched in October last year and aims to encourage people to recycle when they are “out and about”.
Welsh science and discovery centre Techniquest designed and constructed two recycling exhibits, the first of which shows how various coloured plastics are sorted. The second shows how an aluminium can from recycled materials uses only 5% of the energy needed to make one from virgin material.
Alun Davies (pictured), Welsh Government Minister for Natural Resources and Food said: “I am delighted to officially open these new and exciting exhibits which I hope will encourage children to recycle more, not just when they’re at home but also when they are out and about. It is important that we all recycle as much of our rubbish as possible if we are to continue to progress towards our ambitious targets.”
The Welsh Government has set a 70% recycling target by 2025 and zero waste by 2050.