RESIDENTS have been called on to help Wales become global leader in recycling.

Flintshire Council has said when it comes to recycling, Wales 'punches way above its weight' - currently ranked third-best in the world.

The council is now backing a country-wide effort to make it the best.

A council spokesman said: "Over the past decade, recycling in Flintshire has soared.

"We’re now recycling 66 per cent of our waste, up from just 43 per cent in 2010.

"But if we’re to help Wales reach the coveted top slot, we need to do even more."

Councillor Carolyn Thomas, Flintshire Council’s cabinet member for streetscene and countryside, said: "Recycling is now the norm in Flintshire and most of us recycle every week.

"We’re recycling our fruit and vegetable peelings, eggshells, tea bags and plate scrapings in our food caddies; recycling from every room in the home and recycling those tricky items such as empty aerosols.

“We should be proud of our recycling efforts, but we must keep up our good work.

"Let’s continue recycling everything we can from all around the home and help get Wales to number one.”

To learn more about the movement, visit, look out for the ads on TV, on buses and billboards and social media across Wales or join the conversation using the hashtag #mightyrecyclers