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Recycling in Wales is big business

27 August 2013 Last updated at 20:43 BST

This week, BBC Wales Today is examining what happens to our rubbish.

A decade ago people in Wales recycled 12% of their rubbish. Now, the target in Wales is 52% and Wales crossed the 50% mark for the first time last year.

By 2025, the Welsh government wants to see 70% of the rubbish households put in the bins recycled.

Roger Pinney examines the business behind what is recycled.