Blog

A quiet time of year?

6 Aug 2019 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

Considering this is supposed to be the quiet time of year, when we all go off on our summer holidays, there has been a fair amount going on in the waste world.

Putting an end to food waste, together

6 Aug 2019 |
Jenny Carr, Citizen's Campaigns Manager, WRAP

410,000 tonnes of potato peel and skin, and 110,000 tonnes of bread ends and crusts are thrown away every year in the UK. For those of us working in the waste industry, we’re aware of the impact that this food waste has on the planet, and ultimately, ourselves.

Recycling trendsetters!

6 Aug 2019 |
Cromwell Polythene managing director, James Lee outlines textile recycling reforms

With 300,000 tonnes of clothing in the UK going to landfill or incineration, the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy outlines plans to explore Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes for textile materials and other ‘harder to recycle’ materials.  

Zero waste to landfill

31 Jul 2019 |
Emily Hare, Waste & Resource Traceability Manager, Valpak - LARAC Partner

The zero waste to landfill trend is growing. In 2016, 52.3 million tonnes was still being disposed of to landfill but, as more and more local authorities and businesses show an interest in declaring themselves landfill-free, all the signs suggest that the movement is set to increase.

Greatmoor celebrates achievements on its third anniversary

30 Jul 2019 |
Buckinghamshire County Council, working with FCC, LARAC Partner

Having just reached its third anniversary, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Greatmoor energy from waste plant is marking a number of achievements in the three years since it formally commenced operation on 14 July 2016.