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Cllr Reg Shore with children at school colouring pictures
17 June 2016
By: LARAC Partner: FCC Environmental Ltd

“A great day was had by all” was the conclusion by well known gardening expert Nigel Colborn as the Lincolnshire Energy from Waste facility opened its doors to the public for a free day of fun and learning recently.

8 June 2016
By: Emily Schofield, Oxford City Council

Clean Conscience’s tagline is #makingadifference which they certainly do.

Umbrella with Scotland flag
16 May 2016
By: Sally Talbot, LARAC Policy Support Officer

Having walked through the rainy streets of Stafford to get to the train station I made sure that my umbrella was packed for the trip up to Scotland.  However, I couldn’t have been more wrong about the weather.

Cigarette Ballot Box outside the Oval with recycling operatives
9 May 2016
By: LARAC Partner: Hubbub

Hubbub’s public polling found a staggering 86% of people think littering is a disgusting habit. Meanwhile local authorities are trying to make ever dwindling amounts of money go further in cleaning up UK streets. 

Van driving along the pavement to pass Recycling Lorry and where operatives are collecting bins
28 April 2016
By: South Staffordshire Council

Waste crews in South Staffordshire are appealing to drivers to drive safely around bin lorries, after a series of incidents involving motorists driving dangerously. Since October 2013 when all collection lorries in South Staffordshire were fitted with 360o video cameras, an average of

Warwickshire Partnership Annual Waste Conference - the scene
26 April 2016
By: Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

I was fortunate enough to attend the recent Warwickshire Partnership Annual Waste Conference. The event has been going for a number of years now and I think is a great way for a county partnership to celebrate their successes, reflect on where they might go next and hear from the outside world.

Welsh dragon embedded in map of Wales
15 April 2016
By: Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

This year’s CIWM Cymru Resource Conference was a chance to get to grips with how devolved waste policy is operating here (LARAC is based in Wales) and catch up with loads of colleagues from my Powys County Council days.

Man jumping between two rocks
5 April 2016
By: LARAC & Mark Hyde, WAMITAB

LARAC have teamed up with WAMITAB and CIWM to deliver a comprehensive programme of waste and resource management skills, qualifications assessment  and training.

Chocolate egg with a red ribbon
30 March 2016
By: Sally Talbot, LARAC National Rep

Filled with chocolate and lots of relaxation I hope.

Over the bank holiday weekend, like most Easters, I found myself reflecting on the amount of packaging I have to put in the recycling bin from the chocolate that the Easter Bunny has left me.

VIP Bin Cleaning in North Herts residential flats
17 March 2016
By: VIP Bin Cleaning

North Hertfordshire District Council , working in association with VIP Bin Cleaning, have completed another round of cleaning to the communal brown recycled food waste bins used by residents at flats.

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