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I was very pleased to attend the recent CRNS conference on behalf of LARAC. The event was held in the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline on 24th October which was an excellent venue for a conference with lots of space and ample free parking! .....and before you say I should have travelled by public transport, that would have been a bit difficult with 2 display stands, a heavy magazine rack and box of LOOPS to take along!
The provisional Northern Ireland Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste Management Statistics April - June 2012 published Thursday, 25 October 2012
The report shows that just over 238,000 tonnes of local authority collected municipal waste was collected during the first three months of the 2012/13 financial year. This represents a reduction of just over seven per cent on the almost 257,000 tonnes collected in the same period last year. Household waste arisings also fell by...
The 2011/12 NI Local Authority Collected (LAC) Municipal Waste Management Statistics Annual Report published 29th November shows that household recycling and composting rates have continued to increase, reaching almost 40% in 2011/12.
The new body that will replace the Environment Agency Wales, the Countryside Council for Wales and Forestry Commission Wales has been formally named by Environment Minister, John Griffiths.
The Minister announced that the new body will be known as Natural Resources Wales or Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru. He said:
“I believe that this name communicates well the remit of the new body, covering all of the roles of the three current bodies, which will help to give confidence and...
Finance Secretary John Swinney outlined the Scottish Government plans for a replacement tax relating to the disposal of waste to landfill including proposals for communities in Scotland to benefit more from Landfill tax than elsewhere in the UK. The passage of the Scotland Act 2012 means that from April 2015 the Scottish Parliament will be empowered to introduce and manage taxes on the disposal of waste to landfill along with the purchase or leasing of land and buildings.
Nottingham City is finding success with the 'carrot' approach which they have combined with recycling 'market stalls' to make recycling their WEEE easier and more attractive - here's their latest...