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.
LARAC have teamed up with WAMITAB and CIWM to deliver a comprehensive programme of waste and resource management skills, qualifications assessment and training.
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.
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.
As you will no doubt have seen, WRAP has officially launched the new Courtauld agreement, Courtauld 2025. This agreement is different in that it focuses on a specific material – food – instead of a specific sector as it did in the past.
At Conference last year we enjoyed new support of our Conference Scholarship Programme in the shape of WEEE compliance scheme REPIC. The LARAC Scholarship programme enables 18 local authority officers to attend the LARAC Conference free of charge, officers new to our industry who otherwise would not have gone to the event. On top of this REPIC have supported a number of initiatives for the Scholars following on from the conference. There has already been the chance to contribute to blogs, attend a House of Commons event and then this site visit to a WEEE reprocessing plant in the north west.
I am excited to be writing the first piece for the new LARAC blog which is being launched today. The aim is to provide our members with relevant, interesting blog articles from key people in the industry as well as our own team of elected representatives, so please let us know what you think and if there are any topics you’d like us to talk about, get in touch.