News

New wave of WEEE Fund allocation announced

16 Aug 2019 |
The WEEE Fund
£3 million available for projects to encourage recycling of small waste electricals through kerbside collection schemes £500,000 provided for reuse and community sector to expand collection network options and support capacity building in this sector

LARAC response to EAC Inquiry into WEEE and the Circular Economy

14 Aug 2019 |
Dianne Hewgill, LARAC Policy Support Officer

In June the Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into WEEE and the circular economy. Advice and information was sought on the type of support the government should provide to encourage a move towards a circular economy and how local markets and recycling awareness could be improved. LARAC emphasised there should be a shift away from the current practice of prioritising collection.

A very short LARAC Survey on our consultation process

6 Aug 2019 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

Earlier this month (on 2nd Aug) we sent out a briefing note to all members - a summary of the government responses to the consultations on consistency, DRS, EPR and the plastic packaging tax.  Members access it here. We are now asking  for feedback from our members on our consultation process. 

The UK Government has published a summary of the responses to the consultations that were held earlier this year on DRS, EPR, Consistency and the Plastic Packaging Tax.  

They also contain some information on possible next steps. The links are contained below

Defra Resource Action Fund

19 Jul 2019 |
LARAC Office

The Resource Action Fund is an £18 million fund, provided by Defra to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing, and better managing, waste.