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Government 25-year Environment Plan - a positive step

12 Jan 2018 |
Lee Marshall, CEO LARAC

LARAC has welcomed the publication of the Government Environment Plan, “A Green Future” and the high level aims it sets out, but is keen to seek clarification on the thinking behind the “comprehensive and frequent waste and recycling collections” that the Government states it is committed to. LARAC is concerned that the plan appears to have a focus on plastics specifically which suggests a plan for the moment rather than the future. LARAC urges the Government to consider carefully the long-awaited Resources and Waste Strategy and ensure it acts on all waste streams.

The National Food Waste Conference

When:
28 Feb 2018

Where:
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London

The National Food Waste Conference will bring together key sectors – be it food waste processors, food waste producers, waste management companies, local authorities or charities – to discuss the opportunities and challenges that food waste presents.

The 2018 Conference will feature talks on key issues including legislation on food waste collections across the UK, case studies on the successful communication and implementation of food waste services, and effective food waste recycling strategies for waste producers.

MRFs and Markets Conference

When:
8 Feb 2018

Where:
National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull

This year’s MRF Conference brings together experts from across the industry to consider and discuss policy, regulations, latest developments and case studies as well as debate some of the key issues in the industry.

With commodities markets increasingly under pressure, quality outputs form MRFs has never been more important. Work to examine the contamination going into and coming out of facilities is also intensifying. Join us for the one-day conference that will examine these issues as well as looking at the latest developments in MRF technology.

LARAC Welcomes EAC Report on Coffee Cups

5 Jan 2018 |
Lee Marshall

LARAC has welcomed the recent House of Commons Environment Audit Committee (EAC) report into disposable coffee cups that calls for much greater producer responsibility in the UK and the introduction of a levy that would fund council services. LARAC emphasised during the evidence it gave to the EAC the impacts on local authority street cleaning operations that coffee cups cause and the strain this places on already thin budgets. LARAC is therefore pleased that the EAC clearly state that funds from a levy are ploughed into on the go recycling infrastructure and communications.

This time of year, usually brings a period of reflection and a look back on what has gone on.