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 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.
LARAC has welcomed elements of the recent House of Commons Environment Audit Committee report into single use packaging that calls for much greater producer responsibility in the UK, but is dismayed at the recommendation that a DRS for PET bottles is considered by the Government. LARAC strongly pointed out during the evidence it gave to the EAC that the impacts on local authority collection schemes has been overstated and very lightly researched up to now and requires and in-depth investigation before proper conclusions on effectivity can be drawn.
Following a discussion between Exec members at our last meeting, it was suggested that members might find it useful for LARAC to house a page which showcased the communications campaigns put in place by our members.
Lee has recently asked members if they would find the idea useful and, if so, would they share downloadable documents, illustrating their campaigns used to share information on their collections for householders and the commercial sector.