It’s encouraging to see that the government is acting on food waste. This is supported by the announcement of the Food Waste Prevention Grants: £6 million of funding to support projects and organisations which are tackling food waste head on.
Submissions are in for the various Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ and HM Treasury’s consultations on the Resources and Waste Strategy, and now we must wait for their reaction and response. The future strategy is a vital one – one that will drive us towards the 12-year deadline to help stop global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. So no pressure then!
Recent media focus highlighting the impact on our environment by us, centres around the need for everyone including private business, public sector and residents to do more.
That’s it, the first consultation period is over and for a while at least we can all get back to focusing solely on the day job.
For us here at LARAC that means conferences, as this week sees the launch of the bookings for the UK LARAC Conference in our new venue at the NEC Birmingham. And there is also a save the date for LARAC Wales Conference in Llandrindod Wells.
This is a subject that has been rumbling along for quite some time, however, it appears that there may finally be light at the end of the tunnel. The wider industry has spent a number of years looking at ways to minimise noise at the kerbside, which has concentrated on glass collections.