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Industrial and commercial waste survey

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  • Release date: 22 May 2009
  • Period covered: 2007
A report, produced by the Environment Agency Wales, includes information on hazardous waste, incoming waste, potential to recycle and recovery, engagement with resource efficiency

The survey of industrial and commercial waste arisings in Wales for 2007 was carried out by Urban Mines, on behalf of Environment Agency Wales and funded by the Welsh Assembly Government.

Key points

  • Welsh industrial and commercial sectors generated an estimated 3.6 million tonnes of waste, with 53 per cent from industrial companies and 47 per cent from commercial companies.
  • In addition, 1.8 million tonnes of ’non-wastes’(1) were produced, specifically blast furnace slag and virgin timber.


(1) ’Non-Wastes’ are blast furnace slag and virgin timber which are now no longer classified as wastes as defined under the Waste Framework Directive.


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