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The single-use face coverings are set to be recycled into sustainable building materials, furniture & even PPE collection bins

WILKO launches the UK high-street's first face mask recycling scheme - The single-use face coverings are set to be recycled into sustainable building materials, furniture & even PPE collection bins.

LARAC has welcomed the release of the government consultations on EPR and DRS but has expressed grave concerns about the delay in the release of the consultation on consistent collections, and that no date has been given for when it will come out.

Guidance, Comms, Consultations and Targets

24 Mar 2021 |
Carole Taylor, LARAC Chair

Shortly after my last blog at the end of February, DEFRA issued their updated guidance on the disposal of Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing waste on 5 March, confirming that LFD wastes from non-healthcare settings are no longer subject to specialist handling and disposal and can now be mixed with black bag municipal waste. I think there was a collective sigh of relief on hearing this policy change.

Having a roadmap is good, having good partners is more important….

23 Mar 2021 |
Andy Doran, Senior Manager, Sustainability and Recycling Development, Novelis - LARAC Partner

Novelis along with our industry and value chain partners have recently launched an ambitious Recycling Roadmap for the Aluminium Beverage Can - Towards 100% Real Recycling by 2030.

Pringles tubes now included in Bring Bank scheme.

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) and Sonoco Europe have signed an agreement which provides a UK-wide recycling solution for paper containers with metal ends, through ACE UK’s Bring Bank collection scheme.

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