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2013-07-01
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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...

Posted
2013-03-15

To read Steve Baker's report  of a very interesting meeting held at the Milton Keynes MRF which among other things looks at Apps to aid recycling and graffiti and fly-tipping offences, and the issue of leaf litter,  please login to the members forum and go to Liaisons.

Posted
2013-03-15

To read Steve Baker's report  of a very interesting meeting held at the Milton Keynes MRF which among other things looks at Apps to aid recycling and graffiti and fly-tipping offences, and the issue of leaf litter,  please login to the members forum and go to Liaisons.

Posted
2013-03-15
By
NE Lincs Council

 

WEEKLY recycling collections to include plastic and cardboard materials will be introduced in North East Lincolnshire after the council was successful in its bid for a £3.59m Government grant.

The money will also be invested into extra equipment, vehicles and collection crews and was awarded to North East Lincolnshire Council for their commitment to weekly collections for a minimum of five years. 

The Government provided communities secretary Eric Pickles with £250m...

Posted
2013-03-15
By
Amy Harris

 

Thursday 7th February 10am to 1pm
Meeting Room 2, LWARB, 169 Union Street, SE1 0LL (closest tube Southwark but only 10 mins from Borough, London Bridge or Waterloo)

Tuesday 26th March 2pm to 5pm
Meeting Room 5, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA (nearest Station:...

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