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LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE "Compleating" in the New Year

8 Jan 2019 |
Sue Reed, Programme Area Manager – Collections and Recycling, WRAP

Love Food Hate Waste is calling on local authorities across the UK to support its latest campaign, Compleating, in a bid to get the nation to completely eat the whole of their foods, this campaign will show 18-24-year-old students, professionals and young families how to compl

On 27th December Defra announced the first consultation of the raft we are expecting as a result of the Resources and Waste Strategy released only the week before.  

The purpose of the consultation is to find out what we all think about the plans to extend the single-use carrier bag charge to all retailers, and not just the larger ones, as it stands. Defra is also considering increasing the charge per bag to 10p.

Not only rough sleepers end up as bodies in bins

7 Jan 2019 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC H&S spokesperson

With the Christmas break seeming to go faster every year, Happy New Year seems so stale already! For some families, it’s not such a Happy New Year….from rough sleepers to club-goers and party revelers, now seeking shelter in bins, it makes that drunken night out potentially their last.

Here's ... the Strategy!

18 Dec 2018 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

Well, after what seems a lifetime of waiting it has finally arrived, DEFRA have published the long-awaited Resources and Waste Strategy. There is no denying it could bring about big changes in how local authorities operate, it promises a lot, but the question is what and will it deliver.

LARAC welcomes Defra's intention of more funding for LAs

18 Dec 2018 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

LARAC has welcomed the intention from DEFRA to provide an injection of much needed funding for local authorities to meet the ambitious demands of the Resources and Waste Strategy, launched today. LARAC is pleased that DEFRA have committed themselves to introducing full cost recovery for products that end up in household waste. Currently councils bear 90% of the costs of dealing with these, totally going against the principle of producer responsibility.