News

By
LARAC Office
Posted
14 October 2016

It is a privilege to represent our members who, by necessity, demonstrate ingenuity everyday of their working lives and once a year we get to showcase their amazing efforts.   All the nominees were worthy winners and we congratulate them all. 

But there have to be winners, and we are happy that on Wednesday 12th October the following teams and people from member local authorities were rightly celebrated by LARAC. 

Best Communications Campaign
This award recognised work...

By
OPRL
Posted
13 October 2016

Following the recent release of OPRL’s short animation bringing recycling labels to life, continuing collaboration with LARAC has produced posters explaining how local collections match the on-pack labels.

The posters, developed with local authority recycling officers and underpinned by research conducted for Recycle Now, are freely available to councils and OPRL members to help consumers understand how the labels match their own kerbside services – and where they don’t. By...

By
LARAC and OPRL
Posted
11 October 2016

 LARAC, the local authority recycling officers’ body, is to join the expanding ownership of OPRL, which runs the UK’s most widely recognised packaging recycling label scheme.  This latest development underpins the importance of a shared approach to promoting greater and more effective recycling of packaging materials.  It aims to create strong and united leadership on recycling issues.

OPRL and LARAC, have developed a positive working relationship in recent years. Lee Marshall, CEO of...

By
Jennifer Perry, LARAC Office
Posted
29 September 2016

We at LARAC are absolutely delighted to announce that our own CEO, Lee Marshall, has been nominated for the Industry Leader of the Year Award in this year's CIWM Sustainability and Resource Awards.

It has been LARAC's aim,since our new management team came into place just over two years ago, to increase the level and profile of the representation services we provide for our members.  Andrew Bird, our Chair, and Lee,  and the whole LARAC Exec have been working tirelessly towards this...

By
British Blass
Posted
22 September 2016

A new online guide to best practice in household glass recycling was launched in the 2016 Recycle Week by Friends of Glass and Recycle Now. The Glass Recycling Resource Pack provides waste and recycling officers and personnel with the latest information, guidance and best practice for consumer communications aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of household glass recycling. 

The initiative is a joint partnership between Friends of Glass, the consumer campaign run by  British...

By
Jennifer Perry, LARAC Office
Posted
20 September 2016

It is the 8th year and the standard just keeps getting higher!  We all know the judges have a hard job - we say it every year - but don't let's feel too sorry for them because, in fact they are privileged; they get the chance to really scrutinise in detail the ingenuity that our members come up with in their jobs everyday - all to get us to recycle more and produce less waste.  

Speaking for the judging panel, our CEO Lee Marshall said, ““Yet again the judging panel was hugely...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
13 September 2016

LARAC has welcomed the focus on having consistent materials collected with the recent launch of the WRAP led Consistency project. LARAC supports the concept of consistency in materials collected that then leaves local authorities free to implement the most appropriate collection scheme for their area. LARAC believes that the fact that the work has brought forward at least three different main collection systems puts to bed the long peddled myth that there is one collection system that all...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
6 September 2016

Approximately £46k is available to support research projects from the fees that were collected through the 2015 Compliance Fee mechanism (£27k), along with some carry over from the 2014 Fee (£19k).

​Any party can suggest research ideas. The winning idea must be a strategic WEEE research project that would have UK-wide benefit and support one or more of the following aims:

​Support the WEEE Directive requirement on Member States to achieve a 65% collection rate by 2019

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