17 October 2012

LARAC chair Joy Blizzard has called for councils to become ‘guardians of local resources and jobs’, in her keynote speech at the 2012 LARAC conference.

Addressing delegates this morning (October 17) at the Chesford Grange Hotel, near Kenilworth, Ms Blizzard said that councils needed to ‘reconsider’ their approach to waste management in the face of growing concerns over resource security.

Ms Blizzard, who is in her fourth and final year as chair of the Local Authority Recycling...

Zero Waste Scotland
8 October 2012

Extra resources to help councils in Scotland to reach the country’s 50 per cent recycling target, were announced on 5th October by Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead.

Speaking at the Scottish Waste and Resources Conference, Mr Lochhead announced £1.2 million of additional funding would be available between now and April 2013 to help councils meet their commitments by the end of 2013.

The new cash will be available specifically for funding improvements to...