Where does your recycling go?

Top countries (selected materials) - 2022/23

Recycling from Wales processed in the UK

Recycling totals by country - 2022/23

Wales

463k
tonnes

England

335k
tonnes

Northern Ireland

327
tonnes

Scotland

5k
tonnes

Top Wales destinations

Who is processing Wales' recycling in Wales - 2022/23

Top UK recycling destinations

Where recycling from Wales is processed in the UK - 2022/23

England

16,269t
15,136t

Scotland


Who is processing Wales' recycling around the world

Top destination companies by material outside of the UK - 2022/23
Company Country Material Tonnes
Alpet Geri Donusum Sanayi VE Turkey Paper 7,052t
Van Gelder Papier Groep BV Netherlands Paper 4,271t
unspecified Germany Paper 3,566t
Kronospan Ltd Latvia Wood 3,393t
Baudelet Environnement France Plastic 2,351t

Top destinations by material

Where recycled materials from Wales are processed - 2022/23
WRAP Cymru