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Cromwell Polythene’s manufacturing and recycling division, Cromwell Plastics Recycling, has donated 500 kilos of blue polythene film to a fundraising partnership of volunteers and marine businesses making personal protective equipment for the NHS.

Yesterday, 21st May, Nicola Sturgeon announced that on 28th May Scotland would progress to phase one of the route map taking Scotland through and out of the Coronavirus Crisis.  For waste and recycling that means that HWRCs will begin to re-open from 28th May, with many planning to re-open on 1st June.  Link to the Scotland Routemap
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21st May The Survey results are in for Week 8 - commencing 18th May.   Thanks to all of you who took part.

NB:  on 15th May Defra issued Updated Guidance: Managing HWRCs in England during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic - with Guidance to help LAs make decision on opening HWRCs and suggested messages to residents (also on our Defra page below)

LARAC’s evidence to this enquiry was given in both written and in person at the select committee hearing back in June and is quoted in the evidence they presented to government last September.  Our initial plea at the committee hearing was for closer consultations with local authorities. ...

Thank you for helping us maintain your recycling and waste services

19 May 2020 |
Members of the Waste Industry

Nearly two months have passed since the United Kingdom introduced restrictions to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. With these vital measures came unprecedented challenges for a range of sectors which we all rely upon every day, including the recycling and waste management sector.

Thanks to the hard work of tens of thousands of people employed in our industry, we are proud to say that household refuse collections have been maintained across the UK so far and only a small number of recycling services have been affected.

Thank you messages that witness a change

18 May 2020 |
Julie Fourcade, Head of External Affairs at FCC Environment - LARAC Partner

At the time of writing, we are almost two months into a national lockdown. Though the weeks may have felt long, all our lives have changed more quickly than many of us could have imagined.

... Whilst we seek safety and shelter inside, there are those who have little choice but to continue serving their community. And they do so quietly, often before you or I have had a chance to make our morning coffee. These men and women are our essential workers – our delivery drivers, retail shop workers, farm workers, and of course our bin crews.