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Sainsbury's
Posted
12 October 2015

Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More – UK town search

This research from Sainsbury's might interest you - and could be of benefit if you got involved - read on and see if the following info from Sainsbury's ticks any of your LA boxes!

Over the last year we have carried out research with over 5,000 of our customers to find out about the values that matter most to them when they do their shopping. Perhaps unsurprisingly we found that it’s the issues that are closest to home that...

By
Hilary Garlick, LARAC Eastern Rep
Posted
7 October 2015

The twice yearly meeting of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) group meant I had a chance to get together with  other industry, charity and retail representatives. It was encouraging to see WRAP sharing data that showed the  positive changes that have been made since the start of the SCAP programme,

Resource Futures spoke about their new workstream to develop guidance  to help LAs and reprocessors design sustainable contracts - very useful.

Sadly, the Textile Recycling...

By
Jennifer Perry, LARAC Office
Posted
29 September 2015

Back in July we at LARAC were treated to a presentation about new recycling used paint initiative from Trevor Fielding – the Regulatory Affairs Manager from the British Coatings Federation.  It made for interesting listening and was a subject revisited on the LARAC stand at RWM by partaking industry representatives.

Posted
25 September 2015

Local councils are being urged to bid for support from a new scheme to help increase the collection, re-use and recycling of unwanted electrical items. 

Up to £775,000 has been made available by retailers, suppliers and manufacturers of electrical equipment as part of the Distributor Take-back Scheme http://dts.valpak.co.uk/  and the WEEE Compliance Fee www.weeefund.uk 

Single project bids of up to £40,000 are sought from individual local authorities, with up to £100,000...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
21 September 2015

Now in its fifth year, the awards recognises the achievements and hard work of local authority recycling officers and their colleagues over the past 12 months.

Last year’s awards had a strong field – this year’s is even stronger

 The winners will be announced at a presentation dinner at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on October 14 – following the first day of the annual LARAC conference. 

Commenting on the entrants, LARAC chair Andrew Bird commended...

By
Jennifer Perry, Support Services Officer, LARAC
Posted
17 September 2015

As I'm writing this it is midday on the final day of RWM - the hall is buzzing still - it is genuinely the busiest final day at the exhibition that I've every experienced  - and I've been coming for 11 years.

Lee and I have had a great three days.  We have met members and put the waste world to rights with them, and we've had the added bonus of potentially having three authorities re-join the organisation and will be welcoming at least one new partner for the new year (fingers crossed...

By
WRAP
Posted
14 September 2015

WRAP and Resource London are looking for local authorities with dense urban populations to submit an expression of interest to be involved as pilots for this project.

This Expression of Interest (EOI) is a call for local authorities to work with WRAP and its partner Resource London, on improving the performance of dry recycling collections to households in dense urban areas in England.

We are specifically interested in supporting schemes which target:

flats in purpose-built...
By
LARAC Office
Posted
11 August 2015

LARAC has welcomed the increase in the dry and food waste recycling rates shown in the latest figures released by DEFRA. LARAC is disappointed that the figures show that overall waste arisings increased by 3.7% for the 12 months in 2014 despite the efforts of local authorities to encourage waste minimisation. LARAC is concerned that these increases will place a further burden on the dwindling finances of local authorities at a time when more cuts are expected. With local authorities having...

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