News and Blogs

Recycle Week 21 – 27 September 2020. ‘Together – We Recycle’

4 Aug 2020 |
Craig Stephens, Resource and Campaigns Manager, WRAP – LARAC Partner

This year the Recycle Week theme will be about thanking the nation for continuing to recycle despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented. Find out more about the campaign in this blog, plus download the Recycle Week 2020 Resource Pack and Recycle Now’s new Social Norming Pack too.  

Recent updates from Defra highlight changes to laws and regulations which will be brought about by implementing the Circular Economy Package (CEP) - transposing it into UK law.

Call for LARAC members to join waste tracking user panel

29 Jul 2020 |
Cindy Lee, SEPA on behalf of the UK Waste Tracking Team

The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together on a project to develop a UK-wide electronic waste tracking service to capture information on the movement of non-hazardous, hazardous and international shipments of green list waste.

Latest annual accident statistics show it’s not all ‘Doom and Gloom’

15 Jul 2020 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC Health and Safety

The HSE released the provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents on July 1st. The statistics have revealed that 111 workers were fatally injured at work between April 2019 and March 2020 (a rate of 0.34 deaths per 100,000 workers), which, is now the lowest year on record.

What did you miss during lockdown?

14 Jul 2020 |
Carole Taylor, LARAC Chair

Lockdown easing has started, and as more businesses start to reopen, it made me wonder - what would people say they had missed the most during lockdown? Restaurants, pubs, hairdressers, holidays, seeing friends and family? Well in our industry, you would think a trip to the tip/HWRC/CA site would be in the top 10 judging by the reaction of certain MPs, which culminated in the “tips and toilets letter” (never thought I’d say that!) that was sent to our chief execs last month.