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Environment Bill: Food for thought over recycling laws

Schools, hospitals and businesses will have to separate their waste for recycling under new legislation being put forward in Wales.

Ministers want to improve on the estimated 38% of business waste being recycled at the moment.

The new environment bill also plans to extend charging on plastic bags to "bags for life".

A "state of the nation" environment report will have to be published every five years before assembly elections.

Details of the bill, which has been three years in the making, have been published and if it is passed it will become law next year.

Paul Heaney reports from Cwmbran in south Wales on what it will mean.

  • 12 May 2015
  • From the section Wales
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