Being a green and environmentally conscious organisation is one of our main objectives here at Antur Waunfawr, so we were delighted to hear that Wales is now the second best household waste recycler in the world.
The Antur aims to increase participation rates in recycling and reuse of resources, and our Caergylchu site, set up in partnership with Gwynedd Council, sees us recycle over 300 tonnes of paper and treat over 1000 tonnes of plastic every year.
Haydn Jones, manager at the Caergylchu site, said: “We’re delighted to hear that Wales ranks second in the world for recycling household waste, and here at Caergylchu we will do our upmost to ensure that we help Wales to meet the 70% recycling targets by 2020.
“It’s great to be able to play a part in improving our local environment, and fundamentally helping to promote the healthy future of our planet.”
As well as the recycling plant, Antur Waunfawr’s furniture shop, Warws Werdd, sells second-hand furniture and clothes, reusing over 150 tonnes of furniture, clothes and scrap every year.
Huw Davies, deputy chief executive of the Antur, said: “Here at Antur, we aim to reduce the amount of waste that Gwynedd residents send to landfill, and our reuse facilities collect from towns and villages all around Arfon and Dwyfor.
“The Blue Planet television programme, for example, has shown us just how important recycling is, and that we all need to continue to make every effort to be as green as possible. Antur Waunfawr will continue to use our expertise and experience in this field to promote recycling and reusing.”