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It’s hard to believe that we’re only two weeks away from our annual LARAC Conference, where has the last year gone? But instead of our usual Nottingham venue, this year we’re at a new venue in Birmingham;

A hive of activity at the DVSA

17 Sep 2019 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC Health and Safety

In recent months, the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) have been relatively quiet, however, there has been a hive of activity over the past few weeks, some of which could be very relevant to both Local Authorities and the wider waste industry.

Lib Dem’s Baroness Bakewell to address LARAC Conference

16 Sep 2019 |
Steve Eminton, Letsrecycle

The Liberal Democrat’s House of Lords’ spokesperson for environment, food and rural affairs will address the upcoming LARAC local authority recycling officers conference to be held next month.

Baroness Catherine Bakewell of Hardington and Mandeville will deliver an opening keynote to the gathering of local authority recycling officers and waste management professionals.

Hubbub today announced the twelve winners who have secured investment to boost coffee cup recycling facilities across the UK. The funding was provided from the 5p charge on disposable coffee cups that has been voluntarily introduced by Starbucks and is donated to Hubbub to reduce plastic pollution.

Distributor Takeback Scheme

13 Sep 2019 |
DTS Team, Valpak

Under the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations, distributors (retailers) of electrical and electronic equipment are required to either offer in-store take-back or join the Distributor Take Back Scheme (DTS).