HGV driver shortage letter to industry - and driver shortage survey

20 Jul 2021 |
Defra, Department for Transport and the Department for Work and Pensions

The Government letter to industry on the shortage of HGV drivers was published on 20th July, and sets out the actions, agreed across government, to support recruitment and retention with the industry. 

LARAC responds to Consistency Consultation

6 Jul 2021 |
LARAC Office

LARAC has offered broad support for large parts of the consistency consultation but opposes the introduction of mandatory free garden waste collections. LARAC members were very strong in their rejection of this proposal and believe charged for garden waste services will still contribute strongly to a 65% recycling rate. LARAC supports the introduction of food waste collections but is keen to hear the details of how Government intend to fund this new burden. 

Old electricals recycling made simpler

24 Jun 2021 |
Material Focus

Material Focus is a new not-for-profit, launched last year to manage the WEEE fund to increase reuse and recycling of old electricals across the UK.

In May 2020, they launched a public facing Recycle Your Electricals campaign to inspire and make it simpler for everyone across the UK to donate and recycle their electricals.

Announcing the LARAC Scholars for 2021

22 Jun 2021 |
LARAC Office

LARAC is delighted to announce that the 2021 scholarship places to our Conference in the autumn have now been allocated. 

We are very proud that this intake brings our total of scholars to date to 300!  

LARAC responds to EPR Consultation

8 Jun 2021 |
LARAC Office

LARAC has given broad support to proposals for full net cost recovery in the recent consultation on EPR for packaging. However, LARAC continues to express concern about the use of reference costs within the consultation as they go against the concept of full net cost recovery that is at the centre of EPR reforms. LARAC also believes that material sales should lie with producers who are better placed to deal with the fluctuations in market values than local authorities are.