16 December 2016
By: Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

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.

5 December 2016
By: Andrew Bird, LARAC Chair

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

Valpak on Communications campaigns
28 November 2016
By: Duncan Simpson, Valpak - a LARAC Partner

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.

22 November 2016
By: Andy Doran, Novelis - LARAC Partner

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.

Cllr John Pritchard, Cllr David A Bithell, FCC Environment Contract Manager Mac Kenrick and Eluned Griffiths, sampling bikes at the new Re-use store
21 November 2016
By: LARAC Partner: FCC Environmental Ltd

The beginning of November saw the opening of the latest Re-Use Shop project for LARAC Partner, FCC.

Training tick against male worker
27 October 2016
By: Cassia House, CIWM

Training in the waste and resources sector is becoming even more important for those working in the industry.

21 October 2016
By: Alyce Morris, REPIC - but thanks go to scholar Oliver Peat for the title pun!

2016/7 is the second year REPIC has sponsored the LARAC Scholars’ programme so I arrived at the East Midlands Conference Centre for the scholars workshop on the Tuesday before the award ceremony.

11 October 2016
By: Mark Harvey, VIP

VIP Bin Cleaning announces first-ever large automatic wash line

Supported by AkzoNobel, the owners of Dulux, this Community RePaint centre is using pioneering technology to transform ‘waste’ paint into a brand new, quality paint product at a community friendly price
20 September 2016
By: Rebecca Owens, Recipro

ReciproCity Wirral, the innovative reuse hub located in Wallasey, will be officially opened onThursday 22 September by Councillor Ann McLachlan, Deputy Mayor of Wirral.

Hubbub, communitrees, holiday activity, tree faces, local artists, crime reducing
9 September 2016
By: LARAC Partner: Hubbub

From the hectic streets of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the tranquil footpaths of the Forest of Dean, Hubbub have been travelling across the country in 2016 to test out new and innovative ways to curb litter.