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LARAC Celebration Awards Shortlist!

18 Sep 2020 |
LARAC Office

In this most singular year, we are more delighted than ever to reveal our shortlist for the 2020 LARAC Celebration Awards.  We are proud to be able to showcase our members incredible work during this most testing of years - they all deserve recognition. 

The Environment Agency have announced they are temporarily closing the  Agency’s Definition of Waste Service to new submissions while they support their National Permitting Service by helping to deal with the permit application backlog.
They say that while the suspension will be kept under review, it is likely that it will be in place until the New Year.

What does it mean for EA customers?

EA misses 2019/20 illegal waste site targets

15 Sep 2020 |
James Langley, letsrecycle.com

The Environment Agency missed targets for reducing the number of high-risk illegal waste sites in the 2018/19 financial year.

On the 11 September the public body published a corporate scorecard for the fourth quarter of 2019/20, covering 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020.

Environment Agency alters standard rules for some materials

1 Sep 2020 |
Robyn White, letsrecycle.com

The Environment Agency has published a response document on its standard rules consultation (number 21), covering both mattress and tyre recycling, as well as paper, card and plastic bulking.

The response document was released on 24 August and follows a consultation which ran for 15 weeks between October 2019 and January 2020.

UK ranks 11th in EU recycling table

18 Aug 2020 |
Joshua Doherty, letsrecycle.com

Official statistics published by the European Commission show that the UK remained the 11th highest recycler in the EU in 2018, with a rate of 43.86%.  

The figures – published in July and covering the 2018 calendar year – show this is to be below the EU-average of 47.2%.  However the annual statistics show that the UK landfills significantly less than the EU on average and sends more for energy recovery, as highlighted in the table below. 

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