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Campaign launched to get Wales to increase its 50% food recycling rate

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A campaign has been launched to get Wales to increase the amount of food it recycles.

According to Recycle for Wales, only 50% of food waste produced in Wales is recycled.

The campaign aims to educate people about the inevitable food waste they should be recycling and about how methane from decomposition can be harnessed to create energy.

Recycle for Wales says that just one caddy of food generates enough energy to watch a football match on TV.

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3D video of multi-million pounds path released

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This is a bird’s eye view of the proposed multi-million-pound Tywi Valley Path.

The 16-mile route, from Carmarthen to Llandeilo, will follow almost the same route of the River Tywi, linking major tourist attractions through the Tywi Valley countryside.

The project is expected to generate between £860,000 and £2million a year in the local economy and create and support up to 41 full-time jobs.

We have been looking at developing this path for a number of years and believe it will provide a huge boost for tourism in the area linking major tourist attractions as well as local businesses, such as cafes, pubs and restaurants.

As well as the benefits to our economy, there are also the benefits to our health as a result of increased exercise through walking and cycling, and the path will also provide a more sustainable travel option between Llandeilo and Carmarthen.

– Cllr Meryl Gravell, Carmarthenshire County Council

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Transformation fund of £2m agreed for Burry Port Harbour

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Carmarthenshire Council has agreed improvement and maintenance works totalling over £2m including a phased programme to transform and repair the harbour walls.

A silt dredge of the inner harbour costing £750k is included in the planned improvements. Historically, the harbour has always filled with silt and has to be removed every 10-20 years.

Repairs to the listed harbour walls totalling £1.94m will be phased over 5 to 10-year period. Works will be carried out on a priority basis with officers also exploring grant opportunities for funding.

Burry Port Harbour attracts hundreds of visitors every week and we are very proud to have such a wonderful facility as part of our Millennium Coastal Park....

– Cllr Meryl Gravell
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