News and Blogs

Getting the value out of recycling

10 Dec 2019 |
Chris Mills, Special Advisor, Collections and Recycling, WRAP

Ensuring that UK householders are recycling the right things in the right place is crucial, not just for recycling more valuable resources, but to help keep costs down. At WRAP, we’ve been managing the Local Authority Recycling Scheme Updater (LARSU) for over five years, to help do just that.

Sharing your RAWPIC calculations with LARAC

10 Dec 2019 |
Ellen Struthers, Anthesis

If you were unable to join the recent webinar on Calculating the Impact of Resources and Waste Policy Change with RAWPIC we just wanted to let you know that the recording from this webinar is now available via the Anthesis website, and the slide deck with responses to all questions will be uploaded shortly.

Tomorrow we go to the polls ....

10 Dec 2019 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

... Or if you are watching this on catch up, then we have already been to the polls! Obviously, the outcome will have far bigger issues to consider and address than our own waste and resource world, but at some point, someone will have to get on with progressing waste policy and introducing another Environment Bill.

All Good Things Must Come to an End….

9 Dec 2019 |
Andy Doran, Senior Manager, Sustainability and Recycling Development, Novelis - LARAC Partner

There is a saying that ‘all good things must come to an end”, which as a stalwart recycler I have always struggled with – after all, good things can come round again. However, in some regards the statement is a truism borne out by experience.

Last month our Chair, Carole Taylor attended a meeting of the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge Advisory Group (SSPP CAG) which also includes representatives from Defra, WRAP, retailers, plastics manufacturers and leading academics. This is the second meeting of the SSPP CAG where Carole has represented LARAC in the last couple of months.