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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. 

By
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...

By
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 -...

By
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...

By
Daniel Roberts, WM LARAC Rep
Posted
16 February 2016

50% of Council’s outsource their waste and recycling collection service with the remainder operating in-house, but is the choice really as simple as this? With the continuing challenges of reduced budgets and rising targets, many LAs are seeking innovative, localised, evidenced based solutions and this is leading to major changes in how services are delivered.  Dan roberts takes a look back the Remunicipalisation Conference which took place at the end of January and explores this changing...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
1 February 2016

At last The Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum has its own website.  LARAC has had a voice on the forum for many years, and is currently represented by Exec member, Mark Foxall. 

The aim of WISH is to identify, devise and promote activities to improve industry health and safety standards.

WISH is a multi-party forum made up of organisations representing the waste and recycling industry. Its purpose is to provide information, identify solutions and stimulate action...

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