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...
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...
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
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9.00 – 9.45 Registration, Coffee and Networking
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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."
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...
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...
A new approach to delivering training for local authority, social enterprise and private business recycling managers is being introduced this Spring by WRAP.
From April 2013, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will be responsible for delivering the training programme which has been run by WRAP since 2002.
More than 3,000 delegates have benefited from the programme to date, and over the years, it has evolved to meet current needs, broadening its focus to cover...
For the past two years, Redfield Road HWRC in Nottingham has been one of the highest performing household waste recycling sites in England. The recent addition of a container to collect carpet has now boosted their landfill diversion rate by a further 4%, to an impressive 94%. Total carpet diverted this year is likely to exceed 200 tonnes - equivalent to 12 football pitches.