CONWY is among the UK's top twenty areas when it comes to plastic recycling.

It’s Wales that leads UK with the most towns, cities and counties making the top 20 list.

Conwy county is placed 10th having recycled 1,744 tonnes of plastic between 2017 and 2018, according to the

In total the Welsh sent 43,877 tonnes of plastic for recycling between 2017-2018 which weighs 3.5 times more than the Severn Bridge.

The information highlighted by The Body Shop was compiled by analysing the amount of plastic sent for recycling from every town and city in the UK between 2017 and 20182 and cross referencing this with the population3 to create a plastic recycling index.

Based on this index, the north-west town of Wigan has been named as the top plastic recycling town in the UK with over 9,000 tons of plastic being sent for recycling between 2017-18.

With over 2,000 tonnes of plastic recycled, Derry is showed to be the best place in Northern Ireland for plastic recycling, coming fifth in the whole of the UK. Northern Ireland contributed 26,033 tonnes between 2017 and 2018, which could build the Albert Memorial Clock 13 times, dwarfing the treasured landmark.

Two Scottish places made the top 20 with Stirling placing seventh and Falkirk sneaking in at 19th. Combined these two places recycled over 3,500 tonnes of plastic.

Yorkshire also did well, boasting four of the top 20 towns and cities for plastic recycling - Hull, Barnsley, Middlesbrough and Rotherham.

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental concerns of our generation, and the UK has made huge progress with 602,493 tonnes of plastic recycled between 2017 and 2018.

A YouGov1 survey highlighted that 46 per cent of people feel guilty about the amount of plastic they use and 82 per cent of the surveyed are actively trying to reduce the amount they throw away.

The Body Shop’s two new plastic initiatives Return.Recycle.Repeat and Community Trade recycled plastic are part of a bigger goal to become a more sustainable brand with recycling being one of the first steps.

By 2030, The Body Shop will only be using three types of plastic instead of 20, making it easier for our consumers to recycle its products.

Also, with Return. Recycle. Repeat. and other schemes, The Body Shop will collect 25 per cent more packaging than it sells.