News and Blogs

WRAP lays out 2025 targets for waste-free world

23 Feb 2021 |
Joshua Doherty,

Resources charity WRAP has said a blueprint it has published for a “waste-free world by 2025”, is “one of the most important publications” in its 20 year history.

Published recently after being circulated among stakeholders, the plan outlines the resources charity’s “vision”, and sets out a plan on how it intends achieve this.

‘No vaccine priority’ for waste sector

22 Feb 2021 |
Joshua Doherty,

The Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment, Nadhim Zawahi, has said phase two of the vaccine rollout programme could see those “those delivering key public services” prioritised for vaccination.

Mr Zawahi made the comments in a letter in response to the Environmental Services Association (ESA).

Cromwell Polythene continues to strengthen its UK recycling and manufacturing operations, to help businesses protect themselves and the environment during the pandemic.

The family-run company, which has been in operation for thirty-eight years, has seen increased demand for its range of essential products to help prevent the spread of infection. These include disposable gloves, aprons, and other PPE, as well as its range of sacks to capture clinical waste, including dressings and COVID-19 testing kits.

2021 UK Conference

10 Feb 2021 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

This week will see us hold the planning meeting for the 2021 UK LARAC Conference and you may have already seen the request for papers that came out recently. It may seem an age until October, but we start the planning process for the event this far in advance each year. Of course, it doesn’t mean everything is set in stone this early, but it is always good to have as full a programme agreed with content and speakers when we launch bookings, usually around May to June.

Planned Welsh plastics plant given Covid-19 loan

9 Feb 2021 |
James Langley,

Waste management company Orthios has secured a UK government-backed loan to help it develop a 200,000 tonnes per year capacity plastics recycling facility in Holyhead, Anglesey.

Close Brothers Asset Finance has provided Orthios with £1.2 million via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).