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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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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LARAC Office
Posted
11 March 2016

Valpak has been working with the Transparency Task Force of the Advisory Committee on Packaging to produce a guide to the PRN system.  This work has now been completed and the final document can be viewed near the bottom of the ACP page on the National Packaging Waste Database 

As well as an explanation of the system the guide includes a description of the roles of the key players together with case studies to show how PRN funding is being used.  LARAC  members should find this a...

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LARAC Office
Posted
4 March 2016

Warwickshire County Council's austerity-busting recycling and re-use partnership with Age UK Warwickshire won Gold at the Improvement and Efficiency Awards 2016 in the category: 'Transformation in Waste & Environment'. The iESE Awards, run by the national Improvement & Efficiency Social Enterprise (iESE), showcase the best in transformation and improvement from councils, police, fire services and public partnerships.

Not content with that, the Warwickshire initiative -...

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letsrecycle.com
Posted
1 March 2016

Many of the EU’s top-performing nations on recycling could see their recycling rates decline if proposals outlined within the EU Commission’s Circular Economy package are brought into effect, a conference heard last week.

Delegates from Germany, Austria and Sweden were among those who suggested recycling rates for their respective countries could reduce under the EU proposals.

* The panel debate (pictured) at the Energy from Waste Conference, (l-r) Gerhard Ganster, country...

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