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The Big Fix 2020 - 15 February -Take part!

24 Jan 2020 |
Catherine Causley, Re Use Project Officer, Devon County Council

Catherine Causeley, winner of the 2019 LARAC Award for Outstanding Contribution to Recycling, has recently been busy on the next Big Fix project - BIG FIX 2020 - UK wide!

WEEE update – take-back and the impact on local authority income

24 Jan 2020 |
Stephanie Simpson, Distributor Take-back Scheme Co-ordinator, Valpak

Defra’s announcement just before Christmas ended speculation on the future of the WEEE Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS). For the moment, it’s business as usual, but the relative lull gives local authorities the space to reflect on future plans and the potential implications of the government decision to exclude large retailers from the scheme in 2021. 

Together we can tackle plastics waste

14 Jan 2020 |
Helen Bird, Strategic Engagement Manager, WRAP

The UK Plastics Pact is a trailblazing, collaborative initiative creating a circular economy for plastics in the UK.

The case for Bring Site Monitoring – Proactive, reactive or not at all?

14 Jan 2020 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC Health and Safety

From the state of the nation’s bring sites, it appears that the UK had a VERY merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! With alcohol sales up 150% over the festive period, it’s no surprise that an estimated 13,350 tonnes of glass is recycled during December and January.