News

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...

By
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO
Posted
11 May 2015

We had a great day at this year’s LARAC Scotland Conference on 6th May.  We were at a new venue; The Thistle Hotel in Glasgow and we had a new sponsor, the European Recycling Platform (ERP) who kindly financed the event for the first time. Stratton MacDonald, our Scotland Representative, drew up the programme as usual and this year it had an emphasis on the bigger picture.  SEPA kicked us off by outlining the effects of the various waste regulations that now apply to Scottish Authorities....

By
Dave Thomas, LARAC EM Rep
Posted
15 April 2015

The Recoup Board had its latest meeting on 14th April.  Dave Thomas attended for LARAC and his report is in the Meetings reports section of the Members area of the website - so login to be informed. 

The meeting covered Plastic Packaging Recycling Data, Pledge 4 Plastics, the UK Household Plastic Collections Survey and ....

RECOUP 2015 Conference and AGM on Thursday 24th September 2015, will be held at the Kings Gate Conference Centre, Peterborough.  The Conference registration...

By
MWE
Posted
7 April 2015

Last year, a solid growth was recorded for the European container glass industry. In the EU28, production volume increased by 1.6% according to FEVE 2014 data published today (1).  More than 22 million tons or some 50 billion glass containers were sold to customers inside and outside EU markets. All EU countries recorded positive growth although at different paces. Poland posted a 7.4% increase - the highest in the EU region. Growth in the South-East area (2.9%), North-Central area (2.1%)...

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