The Shadow Cabinet Member for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs Simon Thomas has shared his thoughts on the recent figures on the amount of waste being recycled in Wales.
The Plaid Cymru AM was happy to see Ceredigion named the best-performing authority with a 68% recycling rate. The target for 2015-16 was 58%, rising to 64% by 2020 and 70% by 2025.
The Regional Member for Mid and West Simon Thomas AM was keen to praise the hard work of the local authority:
“The Welsh Government will take the plaudits but it’s important to recognise the hard work and determination shown by the Plaid Cymru led Ceredigion County Council.
“I would like to thank the Council, especially the Cabinet Member responsible for the Environment Cllr Alun Williams of Bronglais, for their continued success.”
Ceredigion Council have eased past the 2015-16 target and are only 2% away from the target for 2025.
It was a Plaid Cymru Manifesto Pledge to achieve zero waste by 2030 – 20 years ahead of the current Labour commitment. The Mid and West AM believes that the success of Ceredigion Council proves the effectiveness of a Plaid Cymru Government:
“Plaid Cymru’s forward-thinking policies have long been labelled ‘fantasy politics’ by the Labour Government. But the Plaid Cymru led Local Authorities are proving once again that ambitious targets are possible when being directed and managed by a strong, skilled and hard-working Plaid Cymru team.”