Working in the recycling industry can begin to feel a bit like Groundhog Day. In part, that’s down to the continual recycling of Government policy, but also going round in circles is what we’re supposed to do in the circular economy.
If we are honest with ourselves most of us would admit to loving a site visit, who doesn’t like poking their noses into waste and bits of machinery?
As many of you will know by now, Hubbub is an environmental charity taking a fresh approach to communicating sustainability to a mainstream audience. We create fun and engaging campaigns, focusing on things people are passionate about such as fashion, food, their homes and neighbourhoods.
First off, as Chair of LARAC, I’d like to welcome you to the new website – we hope you like the improvements we have made and that you find it easier to navigate. There’s been a lot of work in the background over the last few months to bring this about, but tweaks can still be made, so if you have any comments we’d be grateful to receive them. Get in touch at email@example.com – Lee and Jenny will be pleased to receive any suggestions. For myself, I’ve been in the happy position of being asked to the give the local authority view on many occasions over the last three months and in quite a few different arenas.
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 programme as always was geared towards the local authority LARAC members in Scotland and had the mix of high level policy thinking and detailed case studies that are a feature of LARAC events nowadays. Iain Gulland from Zero Waste Scotland had the opening speaking slot of the day and went with the modern theme of the Circular Economy and what the local authority role might be.