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LARAC Office
Posted
27 April 2016

If your authority collects clinical waste then this new guide is for you; it comes out of a review of dealing with clinical waste which was undertaken by Stafford BC, Staffordshire CC, Newcastle Under Lyme, BC and Staffordshire Moorlands DC in 2011. 

Entitled:  'Dealing with clinical waste in a more efficient and cost effective way', the purpose of the information pack is to provide local authorities which currently collect clinical waste, with a methodology and guidance to correctly...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
18 April 2016

Sharpen your pencils/fire up your laptop/recharge your tablet - do whatever it takes to apply for a free place at this year's LARAC Conference and Awards in Nottingham in October. 

As part of the LARAC Scholarship, financed by REPIC,  you will earn a free place at the conference and awards, a free session of special workshops, two nights' accommodation and your travel expenses.

To apply you need to have worked in recycling/waste role for less than seven years at a local...

By
right Waste right Place
Posted
13 April 2016

Recent evidence of widespread non-compliance with Duty of Care legislation for waste, introduced by the government in 1990, has led to the launch of a campaign to raise awareness of the law and its requirements. The ‘right Waste, right Place’ campaign is primarily aimed at informing smaller businesses about the law and their obligations, as research suggests that 94% of non-compliant organisations are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

Lack of compliance has contributed to the...

Posted
12 April 2016

Pledge 4 Plastics and Recycle Now have worked in partnership to produce a new consumer communications resource pack. The new pack promotes an aligned and consistent set of messages and visuals for plastics recycling communications in the UK.

With the increasingly ambitious plastic recycling targets from both the UK Government and the EU, positive consumer behaviour change is central to tackling these targets and also working towards circular economy models by recycling plastic back...

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WRAP
Posted
4 April 2016

Many of you will be familiar with WRAP’s Kerbside Analysis Tool (KAT), a publically available model which allows users to make projections of kerbside collection infrastructure and associated standardised costs using default and user-defined values to key parameters.

Many authorities (including Newcastle-under-Lyme) have benefited from KAT to inform service change decisions in the past from comparing service design options to assessing service resource requirements. As some of you may...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
29 March 2016

Hilary Garlick, the LARAC Eastern rep, reports from Sustainable Clothing Action Plan – Reuse and Recycling sub-group bi-annual meeting which took place on 2nd March.  It was a packed meeting looking at areas such as the SCAP footprint calculator tool, the Love Your Clothes campaign, non-clothing textiles such as towels, curtains etc, The EU Clothing Action Plan, The Textiles Market Report - Consumption of new textiles continues to grow.  The last few years saw substantial growth in exports,...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
18 March 2016

The Office hasn't seen much of Lee this week, but that's because he's been zooming around all over the country attending meetings on our Members' behalf.  All that, with a bad back as well!

On Monday he was at the NEC considering the first draft of the WRAP Food Waste Recycling Action Plan - whose chief aim is to increase the amount of food waste recycled.  The plan has 18 actions covering 7 themes, including communications and household collections but also focusing on commecial...

By
John Coates, Y&H LARAC Rep
Posted
11 March 2016

John reports on the meeting where the British Coatings federation expressed the need for best practice examples of paint recycling from local authorities.  They also hoped for help from local authorities in filling in the BCF HWRC survey.  

Login and read his full report and look in LARAC OnLine for more details as we get them. 

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