News and Blogs

7th August:  The Survey Report, Survey Results and Survey Trends documents for the week beginning 3rd August are now available on or Useful Documents page. 

3rd August: WISH has issued Version 8 of COVID_19 and Waste Management Activities (Information sheet 13).  The significant changes include the mention of employees returning from furlough and the move from 7 - 10 days of self-isolation, further tips and advice on risk assessment and additions on masks and face-coverings, including a new appendix 1 to this information sheet, on the pros and cons of face-coverings and masks.

Consistency, DRS and EPR - A flurry of activity from Defra

4 Aug 2020 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

I had to check when I last did a blog for LARAC Online and it was five months ago back in March. In it I talked about the various stakeholder meetings I and members of the Executive had been going to for consistency, DRS and EPR.

Recycle Week 21 – 27 September 2020. ‘Together – We Recycle’

4 Aug 2020 |
Craig Stephens, Resource and Campaigns Manager, WRAP – LARAC Partner

This year the Recycle Week theme will be about thanking the nation for continuing to recycle despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented. Find out more about the campaign in this blog, plus download the Recycle Week 2020 Resource Pack and Recycle Now’s new Social Norming Pack too.  

Recent updates from Defra highlight changes to laws and regulations which will be brought about by implementing the Circular Economy Package (CEP) - transposing it into UK law.

Call for LARAC members to join waste tracking user panel

29 Jul 2020 |
Cindy Lee, SEPA on behalf of the UK Waste Tracking Team

The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together on a project to develop a UK-wide electronic waste tracking service to capture information on the movement of non-hazardous, hazardous and international shipments of green list waste.