News

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...

By
Jennifer Perry, LARAC Office
Posted
7 August 2015

It's that happy time of year again when LARAC gets to give away places to its conference in October.  This year we have to thank REPIC for generously funding 18 places at the LARAC 2015 Conference and Celebration Awards in Nottingham on14 and 15 October. 

The Awards have always been designed so that at least one new person to recycling  from each region can win a free place, with all expenses paid.  This year we had eighteen places to give away - so there was a competition for the...

By
Dave Thomas, LARAC East Midlands Rep
Posted
1 July 2015

LARAC attended the PRE/PDM/PPS event held at the International Centre in Telford on the 16 -17 June 2015 for the second year running. This year saw the launch of the Plastic Industry Recycling Action Plan PIRAP, which is an industry call to action to help them meet their challenging targets by 2017. LARAC have been part of the working group ‘Improving Collections’ and ‘Steering Group’, from the very beginning and along with many other stakeholders has helped shape the action plan into  ...

By
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO
Posted
18 June 2015

LARAC has viewed the launched of the recent Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP) as a positive move in efforts to increase plastics recycling in the UK. LARAC believes that a focus on reprocessing and funding streams for collections is a focus on the right areas if more plastics are to end up being recycled. LARAC also views as positive the engagement with local authorities in drawing up the plan for the industry.

LARAC views the suggestion in the plan that local...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
3 June 2015

LARAC is delighted to announce the launch of the LARAC Wales Conference 2015.  Once more it will be held at the Maesmawr Hall Hotel in Caersws, Powys on Wednesday 8th July, and again it is funded by the Welsh Government.   

The day will have very useful case studies from Welsh Authorities on the Procurement Process, Maximising Trade collections and HWRCs and a very relevant presentation on harmonising collection services from Cornwall Council.  The bigger picture will be provided by...

By
Lee Marshall LARAC CEO
Posted
13 May 2015

LARAC has praised the work of local authorities in raising the recycling rate in England to 45% but has voiced concern at the large increase in overall waste arisings shown in the latest waste figures released by DEFRA. LARAC says that the 6% increase in the tonnage of material recycled illustrates that local authorities are continuing to expand and promote recycling services. However LARAC is worried by the associated rise in residual waste and points out this could be the result of people...

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