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Welsh waste scheme gets £1.5m funding

The Welsh Assembly Government is to give £1.5 million to improve how construction waste in the country is handled.

Welsh Assembly Government minister for environment, sustainability and housing Jane Davidson said: “I have awarded £1.5 million of funding to Constructing Excellence in Wales for three years to help the industry reduce and recycle more of its waste.”

CEW is to develop a new scheme called Green Compass – the scheme will introduce a standard for waste handling companies to sign up to and offer customers the opportunity to specify their waste contractor on the basis of demonstrable, sound waste management.

The development of the scheme and standard will be directed by a steering group which will include representatives from the Welsh Assembly Government, Environment Agency, Swansea Metropolitan University and industry associations.

The development process will include a public consultation to seek the views of a wider selection of stakeholders.