News and Blogs

How we plan to help members respond to 'the consultations'

19 Feb 2019 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

When not talking rubbish, I am probably on a hockey pitch somewhere, mainly as a coach. On the pitch success can be measured in many different ways, one team's defeat can be the other team’s victory and small developments by an individual player can feel like the biggest step forward ever.

Material world for textile reuse

18 Feb 2019 |
Andrew McCaffery, Director of Consulting, Valpak

In December, the government published its long-awaited Our Waste, Our Resources, a Strategy for England.

Defra consultations arrive together

18 Feb 2019 |
Carole Taylor, LARAC Chair

LARAC has welcomed the release of the government consultations on EPR, DRS and consistency and applauded DEFRA for ensuring that they run for a full 12 weeks. LARAC believes having a full consultation period is vital and wrote to DEFRA in January to lobby for this to take place, a move then supported by others in the industry. 

Brexit: Local Authorities and industry need certainty

15 Feb 2019 |
Paul Taylor, CEO at FCC Environment

Over the last few months, the Brexit process has been increasingly characterised by one word: uncertainty. With Parliament still unable to agree a way forward, and Theresa May currently being forced to go back to the negotiation drawing board, businesses and the public alike remain unclear on what ‘Brexit’ will actually look like in practice.


13 Feb 2019 |
Ben Johnson, Senior Corporate Affairs Manager at SUEZ,

A new tool is being developed to help local authorities in England understand and quantify the impact of emerging waste policy upon recycling and waste management services.

The Resources & Waste Policy Impact Calculator is being developed by Anthesis Group, the sustainability services and solutions provider, and SUEZ, together with support from LARAC, Project Integra and the Kent Resource Partnership.