When British voters opted to leave the European Union last summer, it did not automatically signal the country’s exit. That is the job of the much-talked about Article 50, a piece of legislation that, once triggered, will enable Britain’s complex negotiations on exiting the EU to begin.
Following the momentous decision to leave the EU last year, there has, unsurprisngly, been much unease amongst the business community about what our renewed relationship with Europe will look like.
When things get tough we tend to become innovative. During the last three months, I’ve been witness to a lot of ‘new thinking’, and met a lot of new people taking the lead in our industry and they are keen to get the LARAC perspective, which is very encouraging.
We all know the saying ‘if you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got’ and it’s no different with developing your professional knowledge and skill set.
As has been shown already with the recent Green Alliance report consistency is likely to be a buzzword of 2017. Most people might think that Producer Responsibility will be ‘the thing’ but in a way, I find consistency the more interesting and challenging subject.
Since late October the #1MoreShot campaign has been collecting disposable coffee cups from the people of Manchester with 13 giant coffee cup-shaped bins.
At this time of year, it is normal for festive cheer to be going around and people getting into the festive spirit. However, the release of the latest recycling rates has put a bit of a dampener on that for our industry, and caused plenty of comment and reaction.
It’s been a busy summer and autumn representing Local Authorities around the country as LARAC Chair – I spend many a travelling mile writing up reports to present progress on many and various projects to the Exec members for our quarterly meetings. This a brief round-up of those reports to let y
It is fair to say that many believe public communications and awareness will, and should continue to, play a key role in the resource sector.
It would be fair to say that 2016 has thrown up a few challenges along the way, and I suspect there are more to come as we head into 2017.