Caerphilly County Borough Council covers approximately 28,000 hectares including the communities of Rhymney, Markham Hollybush, Caerphilly, Machen, Risca, Nelson, Crumlin and Hafordynys. The authority is north of Cardiff and is the fourth largest unitary authority in Wales. There are good transport links, with the M4 motorway easily accessible to the south, the Heads of the Valleys Road to the north and train links to Cardiff from Rhymney, Caerphilly and Risca. The current population is approximately 178,806 with 74,479 properties.
Cardiff is a vibrant historical capital city which is currently undergoing significant modernisation. It has excellent transport links with the M4 motorway running through the authority and rail links to South West Wales, the valleys, Mid Wales and South West England. The population is 346,090 with 142,600 households.
Monmouthshire County Council is the largest of the partnership authorities, covering an area of 88,000 hectares but with a population of 91,300, it is also the least densely populated. The 38,233 households are spread throughout a predominantly rural area with key population centres in the market towns of Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth. The authority is home to the Wye Valley area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Brecon Beacons National Park on its northern boundary. As a result the economy is partly reliant on tourism, which accounts for 10% of employment in the area.
Did you know?
- The decomposition of waste in the absence of air, gives off methane. As a molecule, methane is 23 times more potent as a green house gas than carbon dioxide.
- In the UK approximately 2.4 million tonnes of methane is release each year. Emissions from municipal solid waste landfill sites account for 27% of the national total.
- Methane is recovered from landfill operations, but the collection rate at best is only 10%. This has to be compared to residual waste treatment plants where the collection rates are between 40-60%.
Landfill has historically been the chosen method to deal with waste. This cannot continue and a solution has to be found.
- A third of all the food we buy ends up being thrown away.
- In Wales we throw away 330 000 tonnes of food waste each year.
- Organic waste, such as fruit, vegetables and tea bags make up to 38% of the contents of the average dustbin.
- An estimated 6.7 million tonnes of household food waste is produced each year in the UK, most of which could be eaten.
Each of the local authorities in Prosiect Gwyrdd are committed to divert as much food waste as possible for composting and plans are underway to implement new schemes.
- Every year in the UK, we throw away 28 million tonnes of rubbish from households. This weighs the same as three and a half million double decker buses.
- Every day 80 million food and drink cans end up in landfill.
- In the UK, we fill about 300 million square metres of land with rubbish each year.
- We produce 20 times more plastic in the UK than we did 50 years ago.
Each of the local authorities in Prosiect Gwyrdd is committed to recycling and composting as much waste as practically possible. Residents have a duty to reduce and reuse as much waste as possible so that we can all improve the environment. Waste is everyone's problem.
- Mae gwastraff sy'n dadelfennu heb aer yn cynhyrchu methan. Fel moleciwl, mae methan yn gallu cynhyrchu 23 gwaith yn fwy o nwyon ty gwydr nag yw carbon deuocsid.
- Yn y DU, rhyddheir oddeutu 2.4 miliwn o dunelli o fethan bob blwyddyn. Mae allyriadau o wastraff dinesig solid mewn safleoedd tirlenwi yn 27% o'r cyfanswm cenedlaethol.
- Cesglir methan o weithredoedd tirlenwi, ond 10% ar y mwyaf yw'r gyfradd gasglu. Rhaid cymharu hwn â gwaith trin gwastraff gweddilliol lle mae'r cyfraddau casglu'n llawer uwch (gweler y tudalen dewisiadau).
Tirlenwi yw'r modd traddodiadol o ddelio â gwastraff. Ni all hyn barhau ac mae'n rhaid cael hyd i ateb arall.
- Mae un rhain o dair o'r bwyd a brynwn yn cael ei daflu yn y pen draw.
- Yng Nghymru, rydym yn taflu 330,000 tunnell o wastraff bwyd bob blwyddyn.
- Gwastraff organig, megis ffrwythau, llysiau a bagiau te, yw hyd at 38% o gynnwys bin arferol.
- Cynhyrchir oddeutu 6.7 miliwn o dunelli o wastraff bwyd cartref yn flynyddol yn y DU, a gellir bod wedi bwyta'r rhan fwyaf ohono.
Mae pob un o'r awdurdodau lleol sy'n rhan o Broject Gwyrdd wedi ymrwymo at ddargyfeirio cymaint o wastraff bwyd â phosibl i gael ei gompostio. Mae cyllid wedi'i glustnodi gan Lywodraeth y Cynulliad ar gyfer pob awdurdod.
- Rydym yn taflu 28 miliwn o dunelli o sbwriel o gartrefi bob blwyddyn yn y DU. Mae hyn yn pwyso'r un faint â thua tair miliwn a hanner o fysus deulawr.
- Mae 80 miliwn o dunelli o ganiau bwyd a diod yn mynd i safleoedd tirlenwi bob dydd.
- Yn y DU rydym yn llenwi tua 300 miliwn o fetrau sgwâr o dir gyda sbwriel bob blwyddyn.
- Rydym yn cynhyrchu 20 gwaith mwy o blastig yn y DU nag oeddem yn ei wneud hanner canrif yn ôl.
Mae pob un o'r awdurdodau lleol sy'n rhan o Project Gwyrdd wedi ymrwymo at ailgylchu a chompostio gymaint o wastraff ag sy'n bosibl. Mae dyletswydd ar breswylwyr i leihau ac ailddefnyddio gymaint o wastraff â phosibl er mwyn i ni gyd wella'r amgylchedd. Mae gwastraff yn broblem i bawb.
Newport City Council has a multi cultural population of 145,000 living in approximately 63,000 properties. It is an authority with strong industrial heritage that is expanding its electronics and financial sectors. Covering approximately 19,000 hectares, the city has excellent transport links to South Wales, with rail links to South West England and the M4 motorway.
Vale of Glamorgan Council is Wales's most southern local authority. The area is mainly rolling countryside, covering 33,000 hectares with 53 kilometres of coastline, of which 19k is Heritage Coast. The population is approximately 126,600 with 55,644 properties. The main towns are Barry, one of Wales's largest towns and a popular seaside resort, the market town of Cowbridge, and the coastal towns of Penarth and Llantwit Major. The Vale has excellent road and rail links, it is bounded to the north by the M4 motorway and is home to Cardiff International Airport. The area has been chosen as the location for the Ministry of Defence's new, national training academy.
As Unitary authorities, the Prosiect Gwyrdd partners are responsible for the collection, separation and disposal of household waste. The partners also have contracts with the private sector. All of the waste that each authority deals with is known as ‘municipal waste’.
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