News and Blogs

HGV driver shortage letter to industry - and driver shortage survey

20 Jul 2021 |
Defra, Department for Transport and the Department for Work and Pensions

The Government letter to industry on the shortage of HGV drivers was published on 20th July, and sets out the actions, agreed across government, to support recruitment and retention with the industry. 

As I write this, its Freedom Day, in England, or as some are calling it, the first day of the countdown to the next lockdown! This is supposed to be the final, irreversible stage of the Government’s roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions.

Time to take a deep breath ....

6 Jul 2021 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

... and exhale slowly. It is almost hard to remember what life was like before the consultations were released.

LARAC responds to Consistency Consultation

6 Jul 2021 |
LARAC Office

LARAC has offered broad support for large parts of the consistency consultation but opposes the introduction of mandatory free garden waste collections. LARAC members were very strong in their rejection of this proposal and believe charged for garden waste services will still contribute strongly to a 65% recycling rate. LARAC supports the introduction of food waste collections but is keen to hear the details of how Government intend to fund this new burden. 

Recycling contamination: Understanding it and preventing it

6 Jul 2021 |
Sue Reed, Programme Delivery Manager @ WRAP

Recycling contamination, when materials are sorted into the wrong recycling container or not properly cleaned before finding their way into the waste stream, not only causes risks in terms of Health & Safety but often leads to increased costs associated with poore

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