News and Blogs

LARAC response to EAC Inquiry into WEEE and the Circular Economy

14 Aug 2019 |
Dianne Hewgill, LARAC Policy Support Officer

In June the Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into WEEE and the circular economy. Advice and information was sought on the type of support the government should provide to encourage a move towards a circular economy and how local markets and recycling awareness could be improved. LARAC emphasised there should be a shift away from the current practice of prioritising collection.

Modulo Beton HWRCs – construction with a conscience

7 Aug 2019 |
Modulo Beton - LARAC Partner
“We did not inherit the earth from our parents we borrow it from our children”. “Glass bottles take 4,000 years to decompose” “Glass takes 1 million years to fully degrade in a landfill”

A quiet time of year?

6 Aug 2019 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

Considering this is supposed to be the quiet time of year, when we all go off on our summer holidays, there has been a fair amount going on in the waste world.

Putting an end to food waste, together

6 Aug 2019 |
Jenny Carr, Citizen's Campaigns Manager, WRAP

410,000 tonnes of potato peel and skin, and 110,000 tonnes of bread ends and crusts are thrown away every year in the UK. For those of us working in the waste industry, we’re aware of the impact that this food waste has on the planet, and ultimately, ourselves.

A very short LARAC Survey on our consultation process

6 Aug 2019 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

Earlier this month (on 2nd Aug) we sent out a briefing note to all members - a summary of the government responses to the consultations on consistency, DRS, EPR and the plastic packaging tax.  Members access it here. We are now asking  for feedback from our members on our consultation process.