News and Blogs

EA misses 2019/20 illegal waste site targets

15 Sep 2020 |
James Langley,

The Environment Agency missed targets for reducing the number of high-risk illegal waste sites in the 2018/19 financial year.

On the 11 September the public body published a corporate scorecard for the fourth quarter of 2019/20, covering 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020.

A chance to slow down and rethink

14 Sep 2020 |
Michael Newberry, Whitespace Work Software - LARAC Partner

The COVID-19 pandemic is the most disruptive health, economic and social event in a generation, forcing organisations in every sector to reassess their operations.

A message to LARAC members from CIWM:

We are excited  to be able to start telling you about the Re-Gen Academy which will provide bursary places for local authorities to benefit from learning and development activities from CIWM. To ensure we make best use of this funding opportunity, we need to understand what the learning and development priorities are in local authorities.

It’s all about the connections….

11 Sep 2020 |
Andy Doran, Senior Manager, Sustainability and Recycling Development, Novelis - LARAC Partner

By anybody’s standards, 2020 has been a year without compare. Covid-19 has dominated and looks set to remain an ever-present issue for the foreseeable future. Faced with such challenges in all walks of life people have had to think the unthinkable and then make it rapidly happen. The reality is that our very way of life is likely to be profoundly changed forever, be that ‘Zoom’ calls with the grandparents or more home-based working.

Schools are back and the times they are a changin'

1 Sep 2020 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

With schools going back this past week it feels like they have only just broken up for the summer. In this topsy-turvy year it is proving hard to keep track of time and events, at least anything non-Covid related.