The ESA ‘Takes Charge’ on Zombie battery fires for Halloween

21 Oct 2020 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC Health and Safety

You may be more familiar with the term ‘Rogue batteries’ but as we fast approach Halloween, and in keeping with the theme, I much prefer the term ‘Zombie batteries’. A Zombie battery is no longer required, flat or surplus to requirements, and finds it way into the waste or recycling stream.

We did it!

21 Oct 2020 |
Carole Taylor, LARAC Chair

We did it! A two-day conference event completely online. I don’t think that I have seen any other two-day events in our industry so far this year, and therefore I feel really proud that LARAC managed to achieve this. There was a plethora of excellent speakers, for plenary and workshop sessions, as well as the annual LARAC awards skilfully hosted by our CEO, Lee Marshall. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists who are featured on the LARAC Conference website.

Virtual LARAC: What an event!

20 Oct 2020 |
Becca Hayter, Business Development Manager,Permiserv - LARAC Partner

PermiServ took part in the first ever virtual LARAC seminar as one of the silver sponsors. This year was certainly a memorable experience, largely as there was no alcohol involved but with the entire event broadcast using a conference software platform!

The technology used to showcase the event this year was incredible, the work gone into making the event as successful as it was by the LARAC team is to be hugely congratulated. Never imagined it could be done but the team certainly pulled it out of the bag.

FCC Environment research shows public support for re-use shops at household waste recycling centres

16 Oct 2020 |
Julie Fourcade, Head of External Affairs at FCC Environment - LARAC Partner

FCC Environment/YouGov poll has revealed that the public are keen to buy a wide variety of quality, second-hand items from their local household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) – doing good for the environment, for local charities and the community in the process.

Improving reuse and recycling with clear segregation strategies

12 Oct 2020 |
James Lee, managing director, Cromwell Polythene - LARAC Partner

This year was due to herald significant recycling and waste management changes. The Environment Bill includes plans for local authorities to collect a consistent set of recyclable materials, for example by including weekly food waste collections and simplifying the process. However, the bill is, rightly, on hold, as we focus on combatting coronavirus. The Public Bill Committee is now scheduled to report on the bill by Tuesday 1 December 2020.