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2016-01-23
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LARAC Office
Region

Be the new Recycling Officer at Aberdeen City Council - work with the local community encouraging waste reduction, re-use and recycling, helping to work towards the requirements of the Scottish Government's Zero Waste Plan.  Want to be a part of it?  Then find out more

Posted
2014-04-17
By
Georgina Fry

In Bournemouth

 

  • Food makes up 38% of the waste thrown in the rubbish bin in Bournemouth
  • Meaning 17,000 tonnes of food waste are currently thrown away each year in Bournemouth
  • Bournemouth Council have to pay an ever increasing amount of public money to dispose of food waste as rubbish. This is such a waste when we can use this food to generate renewable energy and high quality soil improver.
  • The new collections...
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Posted
2013-11-01
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Sallyanne LindseyYorkshire and Humber Waste and Recycling Partnership Meeting – Brief Notes All councils in the region were represented showing that there is a need to continue these discussions following the budget cut for CO2 Sense who had originally su

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Posted
2013-07-01
By
JP

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Posted
2013-07-01

Wales’s Environment Minister, John Griffiths, has congratulated people in Wales on their recycling progress over the past twelve month and has urged them to keep up the momentum in the New Year.

For the first time, Wales is recycling or composting more than half of its municipal waste - with the latest statistics showing that Welsh councils collectively recycled 53% of their waste in the first quarter of 2012/13.

This means that Wales continues to lead the rest of the...

Posted
2013-06-03

 

The judgement in the commingling case which could influence the future of the collection of recyclable materials from households in England and Wales was given this morning by Justice Hickinbottom at Birmingham Civil Justice Centre.

The judge broadly found in favour of Defra and the Welsh Government who are to scrutinise the judgement before commenting further. Similarly, the Campaign for Real Recycling (CRR) is also reviewing the judgement.

CRR considers that material...

Posted
2013-06-03

NORTH EAST RECYCLING FORUM

Tuesday 19th March 2013 9.00 am – 1.30 pm

Teesside University Darlington Campus, Teesside University,  Vicarage Road, Darlington, DL1 1JW.

Room kindly sponsored by Teesside University

Lunch Sponsored by The Friends of NERF

A G E N D A

9.00 – 9.45 Registration, Coffee and Networking

9.45 – 10.00 ...

Posted
2013-05-03

 

 

A new report published today 5th March highlights that changes in consumer attitudes and behaviours around packaging could help reduce household food waste.

Joy Blizzard, the LARAC Chair, comments, "I really welcome this research – Food Waste is such a large proportion of what we have to deal with and anything that helps our residents reduce that waste is very helpful."

Posted
2013-05-02

Two new consultations have been announced in the last few days focused on improving the quality of recyclates

The first deals with the proposed MRF Regulations which have been drawn up to help stimulate market conditions necessary to improve the quality of the material produced by MRFs. Information on the quality of recyclate produced by MRFs is needed to demonstrate compliance with the separate collection requirements of the revised Waste Framework Directive.

The title of the...

Posted
2013-04-03
By
Mark Foxall - LARAC Vice-Chair

 

LARAC Executive Committee Members, Andrew Bird, Kitran Eastman and Mark Foxall recently attended the waste industry's first ever health and safety summit.  The summit entitled 'Delivering the solution together was a high level get together for waste sector leaders with the aim to raise health and safety performance.  The waste sector continues to be a poor performer for ill health, injuries and fatal accidents when compared with other industries and 'all industry averages' and...

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