An “unprecedented number” of local authorities and professional bodies have come together in support of a letter that urges the Sentencing Council to consider tougher fines and sentences for fly tipping offenders.
As we move into August and the restrictions we have been living and working under for the past 18 months continue to slowly ease, our attention is turning from consultations to conferences. First up will be the LARAC Scotland Conference on 24 August in Glasgow. This is free to LARAC members.
Developing a sales strategy to maximise income from the materials you collect can be a tricky balance. While some factors which influence this, such as fluctuating market conditions, lie outside of an authority’s control, there are also opportunities which can be taken advantage of. Getting the strategy right for your area will benefit the income you achieve.
With pressure on local authority budgets showing no sign of easing, funding for communications campaigns is not always available. However, help is at hand. Valpak is supporting councils and charities with consumer campaigns to raise awareness around WEEE and battery recycling.
Worldwide figures from the UN’s global e-waste monitor1 show that electronics and electrical equipment waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream. A record 53.6 million metric tonnes of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years. The 2020 report also predicts that global e-waste – discarded products with a battery or plug – will reach 74 metric tonnes by 2030.