Turning Welsh waste into energy

Smiling waste crew man carrying clear recycling bags full of recycled materials

One Wales, One Planet

In 2009, the Welsh Government launched its Sustainable Development Scheme.



JCB moving a pile of waste at a landfill site

Recovering energy from our waste

Our greatest challenge is to see this waste as a valuable resource that we can use.

Fruit and vegetable peelings and cores with egg shells and teabags

Treating our food waste

Food waste is a valuable resource that can create energy for our homes and compost.  


Inside a non-recyclable waste treatment plant

Treating the waste we can’t recycle

Treatments for non-recyclable waste: creating energy, not waste


Children running in an idyllic meadow

Wales' regions working together

National problem, local solutions