Covid-19 Guidance and Updates

24 Mar 2020 |
LARAC Office

To date there has not actually been much waste related guidance released. Currently local authorities are enacting their own contingency plans with little dictate from central government. To a certain extent this allows for the local circumstances you must contend with. Defra has been very much in information gathering mode, not information giving mode, but below is what we have so far:

Key Workers list published

20 Mar 2020 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

This morning we communicated to members the government's list of key workers in relation to accessing schools.

The list is available here

It includes the following relevant sectors:

This morning LARAC issued a briefing document to its members outlining the details of the plastic packaging tax that was announced in the March 2020 budget yesterday. 

The briefing outlines the main points relevant to local authorities and the open consultation on the plastic packaging tax which closes on 20th May. 

Gate Fees Survey 2019/20

25 Feb 2020 |
Jade Rakela, WRAP - LARAC Partner

WRAP would like to invite you to take part in the 13th annual study of gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Summary data and gate fees reports from previous years can be found on WRAP’s website.

Local authorities encouraged to support coffee cup recycling message

11 Feb 2020 |
Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group

LARAC, as supporting members of the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG), welcomes the recent announcement by On Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) that paper cups will have their own specialist recycling label. There are now more than 4,800 paper cup recycling points in the UK provided through a network of bring banks, in-store takeback opportunities and over 20 national and regional waste operators providing cup collection services to office and businesses as part of their waste collection service.