State of the Park

Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) © Keith O'Brien

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Waste Recycled

Reducing waste generation and re-using, recycling and recovering energy from waste conserves raw materials, reduces emissions and saves energy. It is an integral component of living sustainably development and contributes to combatting climate change.

Most of the waste generated within the National Park is treated and disposed of outside the Park boundary. With Local Authorities set challenging targets by Welsh Government on waste re-use and recycling rates and reducing landfill to zero, performance shows year on year improvement.

Percentage of Waste Reused/Recycled/Composted 2014 to 2016

 2014/152015/16
 GwyneddConwyGwyneddConwy
Household Recycling (%)20.524.320.825.5
Household Composting (%)0.4%0.3%0.3%0.3%