News and Blogs

Out of adversity comes opportunity…..

27 Jan 2021 |
Andy Doran, Senior Manager, Sustainability and Recycling Development, Novelis - LARAC Partner

It feels somehow beholden of me to open with a positive sentiment toward 2021, and the opportunities ahead! 

As we closed 2020 on a European level, Novelis was pleased to celebrate the continuing upward trend on aluminium beverage can recycling, attaining 76.1% for the year 2018.

A story of ice and fire!

26 Jan 2021 |
Carole Taylor, LARAC Chair

This is my first Chair’s piece of 2021, and I’m not sure if saying “Happy New Year” this late on in January is allowed, but I would like to wish everyone the best for 2021. Let’s hope it is better than 2020 regarding Covid-19, although when normality (or something like it) will ever resume is anyone’s guess. With the vaccination programme underway, it feels strange to think that a jab in the arm is one of the most exciting things we have to look forward to in 2021!

Covid-Secure Workplace Inspections

26 Jan 2021 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC Health and Safety

Christmas already seems a distant memory and February is fast approaching. I had almost convinced myself that Spring would not be far off, yet, we face fresh challenges this week following the heavy snowfall over the weekend for much of the UK. A hazardous environment for our workforce but a welcome change of scenery for many.

‘No workplace connections’ with MK Covid-19 deaths

26 Jan 2021 |
James Langley,

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has indicated there are no apparent connections between the working conditions at a waste site in Milton Keynes and the deaths of two RCV drivers who had tested positive for Covid-19.

The refuse workers, employed by Serco on their contract for Milton Keynes council, were both drivers but worked on separate teams. Serco has been Milton Keynes’ waste collection partner since 2009.

The Compost Bag Company introduces CompostBag Plus

25 Jan 2021 |
The Compost Bag Company Ltd

The Compost Bag Company Ltd is very proud to introduce our new range of CompostBag Plus compostable bags which have the enhanced properties of being:

  More Flexible   Stronger   Using fewer resources   Increasing value for money