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Guidance revised to address lead-acid battery issues

7 Dec 2021 |
In this special report, James Langley takes a look at issues around the definitions of portable batteries and recycling targets.

The government has revised its joint guidance on portable batteries in a bid to address the issues surrounding incorrect classification, particularly in relation to lead-acid batteries.

While the legislation remains unchanged, the updated guidance – published by Defra, the Environment Agency, and the Office for Product Safety and Standards – means that some producers who previously reported certain batteries as industrial may now need to report them as portable.

Jackie Bailey has recently moved into the role of Consumer Marketing and Campaign Manager for food. Jackie will now be managing all the campaigns under the Love Food Hate Waste brand, bringing with her a vast experience of impactful behaviour change campaigns.  Many of you will know Jackie as she has been at WRAP for 9 years ...

Food Waste Action Week 2022 – plans are taking shape

7 Dec 2021 |
Jackie Bailey, Campaign Manager for Love Food Hate Waste, WRAP.

Planning is in progress for Food Waste Action Week next year 7-13 March 2022.

The campaign will build on the success of the first Food Waste Action Week in March 2021, keeping the same theme ‘Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change’. Whilst the first Week was all about highlighting the problem of climate change and the impact that wasting food has on this, next year’s campaign will focus on the impacts of our actions and why we should care about this. 

REPIC Invites LARAC Scholars to WEEE site tour

6 Dec 2021 |
Simon Hill, REPIC Account Manager

This year’s LARAC conference was another fantastic event. It was wonderful to get the chance to meet many of the waste sector face-to-face again and it provided a welcome opportunity to get to know the new 2021 LARAC scholars.

Valpak is supporting councils and charities with consumer campaigns to raise awareness around small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling.

Recently, as part of its ‘Power to Do More’ campaign, Valpak teamed up with Glasgow City council to promote reuse of small electrical items at Shieldhall Recycling Centre and to support local charity, Starter Packs Glasgow.