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Flintshire tops CO2 table

Published: 26/06/2015

Flintshire is at the top of the Welsh table for its CO2 emissions savings from the Council’s waste and recycling services. According to Eunomia, an environmental consultancy specialising in waste management and energy issues, recycling by local councils across Wales, England and Northern Ireland saved more CO2 in 2013/14 than ever before. Eunomia’s third annual Recycling Carbon Index Report shows that Flintshire saved an additional 21kg CO2e per person in 2013/14 compared to the previous year, jumping from sixth place in Wales to first. The company’s online interactive tool (http://www.eunomia.co.uk/carbonindex) allows councils’ CO2 savings to be compared with one another and between years. Eunomia says that increased captures of metals and plastics have been critical to the increase. In 2013/14, 1.7 million tonnes of carbon were saved as a result of recycling these materials. Cllr Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Management, Public Protection and Leisure, said: “We are extremely proud to top the Welsh table for our CO2 emissions savings. We wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of our residents, and I would like to thank them for their commitment to recycling.”


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