This year the LARAC Scotland event took on a different feel as a more expansive exhibition area was added to support and compliment the conference programme.
The surprise announcement of a general election means that our industry is likely to go into overdrive in the next few weeks, calling on Governments, prospective Governments and all politicians in general to listen to what they have to say about waste, recycling and resource management.
We had local authority services specifically in mind when we developed our laminated recycling bags – made of 100% recyclable and recycled material – these sacks are ideal for servicing flats and apartments - they are being used by local authorities, e
Coffee. It's the fuel of the nation. We throw away 7 million coffee cups a day and less than 1% get recycled.
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.