Notwithstanding recent floods and blizzards, members of the Exec and our CEO have been busy representing LARAC members at many meetings.  We thought it might be informative to start keeping members abreast of the interactions and meetings we are having 'behind the scenes', as well as those we can report on. It really is like the proverbial iceberg - so much more is taking place than maybe immediately apparent. 

Keeping our voices heard

10 Mar 2020 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

I have never been one for the Walking Dead type programmes but with all the flooding and the Coronavirus there is a depressing feel to the world at the moment and a thought of why bother? That said it is not the LARAC way and for now at least the wheels keep on turning and things carry on.

Clear on plastics

9 Mar 2020 |
Laura Copsey, Consumer Campaign Project Manager, WRAP - LARAC Partner

Ever since David Attenborough shone the light on the damage that can be caused to the natural environment by plastics, we’ve seen householders and citizens across the UK change their views on this controversial material.

The CONTENUR group is committed to local production and providing a more responsive, competitive and sustainable service to its UK customers The new facility will open at the end of this year.

Leaping into February with the EA and Defra

26 Feb 2020 |
Carole Taylor, LARAC Chair

Already we are approaching the end of February, but this year we have an extra day as it is a leap year. I wonder how many people think about this and plan to do something special with the extra day? I also wondered why the leap day is at the end of February and found out that it was Julius Caesar who first introduced leap days in 45 BC. In the Julian calendar, February was the last month of the year which made it a logical month to add the extra day into.  We had our first Executive meeting of 2020 since my last Chair’s piece and that included a presentation from two new Waste Crime Engagement Specialists at the Environment Agency (EA)