Re-Gen Waste, working in partnership with CIWM, is today launching the Re-Gen Academy, a dedicated support initiative to provide high-quality, engaging learning and development opportunities to individuals working in local authorities.
Through the Academy, bursaries will be available for those working in local authority waste management roles to access a range of training and development services delivered by CIWM, including face-to-face training, on-demand e-learning courses, virtual training programmes, and CIWM membership.
Walking my dog this morning I came across 2 more discarded face masks - I find them every day, and I live in rural mid-Wales. Goodness knows how many masks and gloves are found on the streets of cities and big towns. At the weekend, I was asked by a local teaching establishment if detaching the ear strings it would help the recycling of the many masks they get through every day. I could only say, follow government guidelines and discard them in your waste bins.
Following the first (and hopefully last) virtual LARAC Conference, we would like to thank everyone who took part – the visitors, speakers and, of course, the sponsors who make the event possible each year. Here we reflect on some of the highlights over the course of the two days.
This timely report of learnings around providing waste services during lockdown was prepared by the LWARB in London but will be of interest to many urban local authorities.
Ashley Wild, the LARAC Health and Safety Spokesman recently reported that the Environmental Services Association (ESA) was due to launch its national Take Charge campaign today (26 October).
Below are the details of the campaign and how local authorities can take part.