News and Blogs

What’s Brexit got to do with Bins?

20 Aug 2019 |
Carole Taylor, LARAC Chair

In my last piece I mentioned the “consultation lull” and we were waiting to hear the outcome of the DEFRA consultations. They appeared sooner than anticipated, and we now know that there will be further consultations in spring 2020.

The Health & Safety Executive – A step change in the right direction?

20 Aug 2019 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC Health and Safety

Talking about the HSE can always be a contentious issue, especially if you have been subject to enforcement action. Therefore, perceptions will differ greatly depending on who you talk to.

New wave of WEEE Fund allocation announced

16 Aug 2019 |
The WEEE Fund
£3 million available for projects to encourage recycling of small waste electricals through kerbside collection schemes £500,000 provided for reuse and community sector to expand collection network options and support capacity building in this sector

LARAC response to EAC Inquiry into WEEE and the Circular Economy

14 Aug 2019 |
Dianne Hewgill, LARAC Policy Support Officer

In June the Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into WEEE and the circular economy. Advice and information was sought on the type of support the government should provide to encourage a move towards a circular economy and how local markets and recycling awareness could be improved. LARAC emphasised there should be a shift away from the current practice of prioritising collection.

Modulo Beton HWRCs – construction with a conscience

7 Aug 2019 |
Modulo Beton - LARAC Partner
“We did not inherit the earth from our parents we borrow it from our children”. “Glass bottles take 4,000 years to decompose” “Glass takes 1 million years to fully degrade in a landfill”