Andusia News

Posted on: 18th Jun 2020

Wales to be Zero Waste by 2050

Wales aims to become a zero waste nation by 2050. Already a global leader in how they manage waste and recycle, the Welsh Government have set out eight targets in a document called ‘Beyond Recycling’ to help meet this goal.

The targets are as follows:

  • Become the world leader in recycling
  • Phase out single use plastic
  • Invest in clean technology for materials collection
  • Make more efficient use of our food
  • Prioritise the purchasing of wood, remanufactured and recycled content
  • Enable communities to take collective action
  • Create the conditions for business to seize the opportunities
  • Take full responsibility for waste

The overall aim? To move to a circular economy. Where creating waste is avoided and resources are kept in use for as long as possible.

In line with the Welsh target, early this year, Andusia announced they have been confirmed as the sole waste supplier to a new Energy from Waste (EfW) plant currently under construction in Newport. Construction of the Alexandra Docks plant starts early this year and is scheduled for completion in early 2022.

Under the 25 year deal, Andusia will be supplying 220,000 tonnes of RDF per annum. The RDF will largely be sourced locally, from South Wales industrial, commercial and municipal waste – with all recyclable materials removed.

Once operational, the plant will provide enough energy to the grid to power 50,000 homes each year and will become an integral part of Newport’s waste management plan going forward.

If you would like to speak to Andusia about your RDF offtake, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01992 666257 or email

Leading up to the commissioning of the new site, Andusia will be detailing the progress on their website.