News and Blogs

LARAC Value means being at the eye of the storm

11 Feb 2020 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

Judging by some of the pictures at the weekend around Storm Ciara it will not be long before there is a call for EPR on garden trampolines.

WISH Forum – Website revamp and an opportunity to join the forum!

11 Feb 2020 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC Health and Safety

The Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum exists to communicate and consult with key stakeholders, including local and national government bodies, equipment manufacturers, trade associations, professional associations and trade unions. The aim of WISH is to identify, devise and promote activities that can improve industry health and safety performance.

Food waste is falling in the UK

11 Feb 2020 |
Helen White, Household Food Waste, WRAP - LARAC Partner

The UK’s food waste figures are heading in the right direction, but there’s still more to do, writes WRAP Special Advisor Helen White.  A few weeks back, our new data revealed that the amount of food we waste in the UK is finally falling, at a rate of 7% per person. In the last three years, there has been an almost half-a-million-tonne reduction in total UK food waste – enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall 10 times over.

Local authorities encouraged to support coffee cup recycling message

11 Feb 2020 |
Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group

LARAC, as supporting members of the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG), welcomes the recent announcement by On Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) that paper cups will have their own specialist recycling label. There are now more than 4,800 paper cup recycling points in the UK provided through a network of bring banks, in-store takeback opportunities and over 20 national and regional waste operators providing cup collection services to office and businesses as part of their waste collection service.

New rules governing OPRL’s market-leading recycling labels will give greater transparency on the final fate of packaging, highlighting what gets sorted and reprocessed and which pack designs are likely to be landfilled or incinerated. The move is expected to drive more rapid switching into sustainable packaging ahead of Extended Producer Responsibility reforms as new labels are applied over the next 3 years.