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By
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO
Posted
20 October 2015

The 2015 LARAC Celebration Awards were held in Nottingham during the LARAC Conference as the industry came together to celebrate the hard work of local authorities and their partners. LARAC CEO Lee Marshall hosted the Awards evening and commended the commitment and hard work of all local authority officers across the UK as well as those who had been shortlisted for each award.

The first Award of the evening was Best Communications Campaign sponsored by FCC Environment. The winner was...

By
Dave Thomas, LARAC East Midlands Rep
Posted
16 October 2015

The RECOUP Survey is a specialist research-based report for those across the plastic supply and recycling chains who have responsibilities or interests in developing sustainable plastics recycling.  Supported by LARAC, the questions are distributed online to all involved in waste collection in the UK, and as such provides a comprehensive review of the collection of household plastics for recycling in the UK. It covers the core data information such as service provision, current plastics...

By
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO
Posted
16 October 2015

The LARAC Conference once again proved why it has earned the reputation of being the premier local authority waste event of the year. With over 350 delegates and a wide range of companies and organisations exhibiting the 2015 edition in Nottingham generated debate and provided information and inspiration in equal measures.

The two day event covered a wide range of topics from high level issues such as the latest thinking on EU policy and the waste systems of the future to operational...

By
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...

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