With 92% of people in Wales now recycling regularly*, Wales is one step closer on its Mighty Mission to become world number one for recycling.

That’s why Ceredigion County Council has teamed up with Wales Recycles by calling on our residents to keep up their mighty efforts by recycling all they can this spring.

Despite the challenges presented over the last year, Wales’ recycling rate hit a record-high with (65%**) and 55%* of us now recycle more than we did 12 months ago. 

Wales has shown its mighty spirit and is already third best in the world, but with half of us still not recycling everything we can, there is still some way to go.

Recycling is one of the easiest ways we can help tackle climate change from our homes as it helps to conserve natural resources and save energy, slowing down the effects of climate change.

Join us in supporting the Be Mighty. Recycle campaign, funded by Welsh Government, to help protect our planet’s future.

Ceredigion County Council’s Waste and Recycling Services Team said: “We’re getting behind Wales Recycles’ Mighty Mission to become number one in the world for recycling. We can all play a part by recycling everything we possibly can at home – whether that’s food waste such as eggshells, fruit and vegetable peelings and teabags from the kitchen, or recycling empty shampoo and shower gel bottles from the bathroom. We’ve shown we have what it takes by having our best year ever for recycling, so let’s continue our mighty effort to lead Wales to number one in the world.”

Top Tips for Recycling

Wales Recycles has shared its top tips for recycling at home this spring, which include:

  1. Go green with your spring clean

Empty cleaning product bottles can be recycled – from plastic bleach bottles to trigger sprays and furniture polish aerosols. Make sure they’re empty and put them into your recycling instead of throwing them away. Recycling just one cleaning spray bottle saves enough energy to charge six tablets.

  1. Turn your food waste into power

If you’re cooking, put all inedible food waste such as vegetable peelings and stalks into your food waste caddy, along with eggshells and any bones leftover from meat or fish. Teabags, coffee grounds and fruit peelings can also be recycled. When food is recycled it is turned into renewable energy. One recycled banana peel can produce enough energy to charge two smartphones.

  1. Boss your bathroom bottles

Most household plastic items can be recycled including bathroom toiletries such as plastic shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and shower gel bottles. When they’re finished, give them a rinse and put them in your recycling container. It takes 75% less energy to make a plastic bottle from recycled plastic compared with using 'raw’ materials, so protect the planet from your bathroom by recycling.

  1. Take authority over your aerosols

Empty deodorant, dry shampoo and air freshener aerosols can all be recycled. Metal is infinitely recyclable meaning it can be recycled again and again without losing any of its quality. Join the 73% of people in Wales who already recycle their empty aerosol cans.

More information can be found on the Be Mighty Recycle website. You can also visit Ceredigion County Council’s website for a breakdown on what can be recycled.