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One of the biggest recycling facilities in Wales officially opened in Cardiff on 18th July as the city aims to become one of the world's leading recycling cities.

The new £1.2m recycling centre at Lamby Way is now the biggest in the capital city, with space to allow eight times as many cars to use the site at any one time than were able to before.

New Guide for Scotland construction sector to drive re-use

4 Jul 2017 |
Sarah Hargreaves ZWS Resource Efficient Scotland Programme

A new guide to help construction businesses move towards more sustainable ways of working has been launched by Zero Waste Scotland.

Maximising re-use of materials on-site highlights the wide-ranging benefits of re-use on construction sites, and identifies a host of material re-use opportunities to help sites become more resource efficient. The guide can be downloaded for free online, via Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient Scotland website.

Dianne Hewgill has responded to DEFRA's consultation on Reducing Litter:  Consequences of Environmental Offences.  In response to a question on an increase in fixed penalties on councils;  LARAC pointed out that income from fixed penalty notices is generally low and therefore an increase from higher fines is unlikely to impact greatly on expenditure patterns.  But, higher penalites are likely to provide a greater disincentive to litter.

2017 LARAC SCHOLARS

31 May 2017 |
Jennifer Perry, LARAC Support Services Officer

Once again, the judges have been hard at it, the votes have been cast and we have the first winners at this year's LARAC Conference: our 18 scholars.  They will enjoy an extra afternoon of seminars the day before the main event, plus entrance to the pre-conference evening get-together and meal.  Then the whole conference will be theirs to enjoy and benefit from - staying at the Orchard Hotel, at the heart of what is happening.  They will attend the awards and all their travel will be paid for.  All thanks to our great sponsor, REPIC - who (as in the past two years) will extend the scholar experience through the year with various opportunities and  site visits.

Community RePaint is delighted to announce that it has won ‘Best Community Recycling Initiative at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management.Organised by letsrecycle.com, The Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management recognises and rewards those striving for excellence across the waste, resource and recycling sector.