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Royal Assent for Wales Bill delivers new financial powers says First Minister
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has today welcomed the Wales Bill receiving Royal Assent.
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Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
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Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Towards Zero Waste
It sets out how we will build on the successes achieved through Wise About Waste and describes a framework for resource efficiency and waste management between now and 2050.
This is not a detailed action plan. Delivery actions will be developed in a series of sector plans that will follow.
The challenges we are facing
Towards Zero Waste has been developed to help us, in Wales, meet the following challenges:
- Sustainability - We want to develop sustainably by enhancing the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of people and communities.
- Ecological footprint - Ecological footprinting measures environmental impact. The management of our waste is responsible for around 15% of Wales’ ecological footprint.
- Climate Change - We need to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced from waste. Direct emissions are produced by the decomposition of biodegradable waste in landfill sites. Waste contributes around 4.7% of direct greenhouse gas emissions in Wales.
- Security of resources - We need to ensure we have enough resources, at an affordable price, to sustain our economy and way of life. By using resources more efficiently through waste prevention and high reuse and recycling rates, material security is improved and dependence on primary resources from outside the UK is reduced.
What it means for you
Towards Zero Waste is ambitious and challenging, but achievable. Changing the way we deal with waste in Wales will have huge benefits, for the environment, economy and our well-being.
Everyone in Wales has a role to play. The strategy outlines the actions we must all take if we are to reach our ambition of becoming a high recycling nation by 2025 and a zero waste nation by 2050.