News and Blogs

Urgent cross-sector action is required to develop a recycling system for soft flexible plastic packaging, like plastic bags and wrapping, according to WRAP.

Battery recycling: The little things count…

14 Jul 2020 |
Jon Clement, Valpak Head of Procurement

Uncertain times often change the way people go about their everyday lives and may undermine previous good habits.

Citizens and clothing behaviours during lockdown

30 Jun 2020 |
Sarah Gray, Senior Analyst, WRAP – LARAC Partner

UK citizens are set to dispose of 67 million items of clothing as UK comes out of lockdown.

One third of the UK citizens had a lockdown clothing clear-out with an on average 11 items of clothing no longer wanted. And 50% of UK citizens actively avoid generating clothing waste.  Find out more about WRAP’s recent survey which looked at citizens’ clothing clear outs, storage and donation behaviours during lockdown.

Councils express waste budget concerns

30 Jun 2020 |
James Langley, letsrecycle

In recent days, the national press has widely reported councils may have to declare themselves effectively bankrupt as a result of the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

Financial challenges have arisen throughout the pandemic, the implications of which could be felt by councils for some time.

Waiting for the new normal to arrive

29 Jun 2020 |
John Coates, LARAC Vice-Chair

Looking back to my last blog, it was the 27th April and the big debate of the day was how to open the 96% of HWRCs that were closed following the lockdown due to Coronavirus. In my authority ours were closed and we were working closely with our contractors to come up with a way to safely reopen them. Across the country there were almost weekly video conferences on the subject. At least they were a way of checking that my colleagues and peers were still alive and kicking!