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Podback: reflections on year one

25 Nov 2021 |
Rick Hindley, Executive Director, Podback

Last week marked one year since we formally announced the creation of Podback and its aim to transform the way that we recycle coffee pods in the UK.

Since then, we have hit several important milestones – from the scheme going live to consumers in April; bringing on-board new members, such as independent coffee brand CruKafe; and expanding the ways in which consumers can access recycling bags for our Collect+ service, initially through a partnership with Ocado.

Albion Environmental’s ‘MyBins App’

24 Nov 2021 |
Albion Environmental

Albion Environmental strive to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to common waste and environmental issues.

Out and about!

23 Nov 2021 |
Carole Taylor, LARAC Chair

I’ve been out and about again and last Friday I attended the sixth joint LARAC/CIWM annual event, held at Suez’s Reuse Hub in Trafford Park, Manchester.  We had six excellent speakers on various topics under the theme of “Resource Management of the Future”. Opening the event, Adam Read (Suez) gave us his view on what skills we need as an industry and Ágnes Szuda (Policy Connect) talked about the climate impact of food waste. After a quick networking break, Naomi Fitzgibbons (DEFRA) gave us the latest Central Government update concerning the Resources and Waste Strategy; Pete Wills (Resource Futures) tackled the issues around recycling plastic film and finally Ellen Painter and Roseanne Serrelli (Sharpe Pritchard) explained how changes to public procurement regulations are going to affect us.

Thank you LARAC Lee!

23 Nov 2021 |
Jenny Perry, LARAC Executive Officer

So here we are, it’s the final week of Lee Marshall being ‘LARAC Lee’

Lee has been our CEO and the face of LARAC since 2014, during which time there have been numerous changes here at LARAC, culminating in us becoming a limited company earlier this year, and all aimed at making the absolute most of the income we make to serve our members.

Turbulent times

23 Nov 2021 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC Health and Safety

The last few months have been particularly turbulent with driver shortages and service suspensions, not to mention having a baby (well in my household anyway!) Still, I’ve just about managed to keep my finger on the pulse when it comes to Health & Safety.