LARAC influence on Government reports

7 Oct 2019 |
LARAC Office
LARAC has been successful in imparting the LA view to government in many different ways over the last few months.   We have been active on behalf of our members in preparations for the Waste Strategy, in the consultations afterwards, in giving evidence to Hoc Committies and in more recently in regular meetings with Defra.  In the reports which follow members will be able to see the influence that LARAC evidence has had. 

Lib Dem’s Baroness Bakewell to address LARAC Conference

16 Sep 2019 |
Steve Eminton, Letsrecycle

The Liberal Democrat’s House of Lords’ spokesperson for environment, food and rural affairs will address the upcoming LARAC local authority recycling officers conference to be held next month.

Baroness Catherine Bakewell of Hardington and Mandeville will deliver an opening keynote to the gathering of local authority recycling officers and waste management professionals.

Hubbub today announced the twelve winners who have secured investment to boost coffee cup recycling facilities across the UK. The funding was provided from the 5p charge on disposable coffee cups that has been voluntarily introduced by Starbucks and is donated to Hubbub to reduce plastic pollution.

Scottish DRS Scheme takes Shape

10 Sep 2019 |
Scottish Government

Legislation to establish Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme has been brought forward for public comment by the Scottish Government.  The new regulations will see the establishment of a scheme that will include aluminium and steel cans as well as drinks containers made of glass and PET plastic with a 20p deposit.  By increasing both the amount and quality of this material being recycled and reducing litter, the system will help to combat climate change as well as offering benefits to industry and the public

It's an unpleasant twist on the phrase 'What's in your Bin?' - a horrific twist when you find, it's a sleeping person.  It may be a homeless person looking for somewhere warm and protected from passers by or a person who's been drinking and has no real sense of what they are doing.  Either way it's a person - and a bin is definitely not a safe place to sleep, as recent deaths have illustrated.