Cardiff Council is being criticised for an idea to replace black refuse bags for clear ones in an attempt to expose 'missed opportunities' for recycling.
The council says it must look into all opportunities to maximise the number of people who recycle. But the idea hasn't gone down well with everyone. Critics say it's an invasion of privacy. Megan Boot reports.
48 percent of household waste was recycled or composted in Wales in the 12 months to the end of March 2012, a rise of 4 percent on the previous year, according to a new report published by the Welsh Government. The administration has set a target of 52 percent by 2012-13.
I am delighted that the people of Wales are managing their waste in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. The key thing now is that we continue to build on our recycling success so that we can meet our challenging targets of 70% recycling by 2025 and zero waste by 2050. I am very hopeful that this summer will see us breaking the 50% barrier.