News and Blogs

Viridor Official Show Sponsors at RWM

21 Jun 2019 |
Laura Hollingsworth, RWM

RWM is immensely pleased to announce that Viridor will be the show sponsor for this year. This news comes off the back of incredible news that Viridor is investing £65mil in a brand new recycling plant being made in Bristol, capable of producing 60,000 tonnes of recycled polymer.

LARAC Scholars, plastics and me!

19 Jun 2019 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

In a rare piece of almost perfect symmetry we have just seen the deadline pass for the 2019 REPIC Scholars programme and a day later I went on a site visit with the 2018 cohort.

The Management Tool for your Permits and Licences

19 Jun 2019 |
John Bayley, Euro Label Printers Ltd explains how he can help with household permits

PermiServ has been growing steadily over the last year and has grown the customer service team to meet demand from new councils joining our service.

Government rules out landfill ban for textiles waste

19 Jun 2019 |
Caelia Quinault, letsrecycle.com

The government yesterday (18 June) rejected a call to ban used textiles from landfill and instead has pointed to proposals in the Resources & Waste Strategy and plans for more extended producer responsibility schemes.

In response, the Environmental Audit Committee, chaired by Labour’s Mary Creagh, hit out at the government for ‘rejecting’ what it said was a need to “act urgently to end the era of throwaway fashion”.

On the first few months as the new LARAC Scotland Rep

18 Jun 2019 |
Steve Gilfillan, LARAC Scotland Rep

Deciding to take on the role of LARAC Scotland Rep took careful consideration and some soul searching. Was I up to the task? Could I balance the demands of the role and my own job at West Lothian Council in an increasingly busy few years ahead, not least the significant service changes to our kerbside collections? My decision took me a few weeks