LARAC congratulates all of those who put applications in for the 2017 LARAC Celebration Awards - the standard was so high - and they should all be congratulated for their hard work and ingenuity. But Awards are a competition so judging had to come into play, and to that end we have come up with the shortlists detailed below. We wish them all the best of luck and hope that highlighting the creativity of our local authorities and their partners in this way will go some way to giving them the encouragement and pat on the back that they deserve in, let's face it, a difficult world in which to avoid flat-lining recycling rates - but still the ideas keep coming. We salute you all!
Like all good celebrations they can run on an on. After all the queen has had two birthdays a year for as long as I can remember and looks none the worse for it.
withDr Marcus Gover, Chief Executive Officer, WRAP Chris Preston, Deputy Director, Waste and Recycling, Defra
andDr Liz Goodwin, Chair, London Waste and Recycling Board Dr Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government
with additional contributions from:
So, it's day three at RWM – and as Lee has just gone off for a meeting with a CIWM rep I had better remember that the show's full name is RWM in Partnership with CIWM!
Rocking up to RWM 17 at 9am before everyone else gets here to put the magazines on the stand and add the last finishing touches, Lee and I realise we are approaching our stand via a very, very wide walkway – there are finger posts along the way, and it’s definitely more than an ‘isle’.