WALES is the third best recycling country in the world, according to a new report.

Resource - which reports news on waste and resources industry - yesterday released recycling world rankings, where Wales is third and behind Germany and Taiwan.

Lesley Griffiths, cabinet secretary for environment, said: “It’s great news that we are climbing the recycling ladder and this is testament to the continued efforts of local authorities and householders’ commitment to recycling.

“It has not been easy but we have made major changes and are now recycling double the amount of waste we recycled a decade ago.”