That’s it, the first consultation period is over and for a while at least we can all get back to focusing solely on the day job.
For us here at LARAC that means conferences, as this week sees the launch of the bookings for the UK LARAC Conference in our new venue at the NEC Birmingham. And there is also a save the date for LARAC Wales Conference in Llandrindod Wells.
This is a subject that has been rumbling along for quite some time, however, it appears that there may finally be light at the end of the tunnel. The wider industry has spent a number of years looking at ways to minimise noise at the kerbside, which has concentrated on glass collections.
Comparison clean-up from Cromwell Polythene for the Great British Spring Clean indicates a reduction in littering and benefits of Clean Driver Scheme
Last week the LARAC Executive got together for an away day to finalise our responses to the Resources and Waste Strategy consultations. With an abundance of coffee and no shortage of opinions, we actually managed to complete the day slightly earlier than expected and now feel that we can see light at the end of the tunnel.
Change is definitely in the air. It seemed coincidental that the LARAC Exec should get together last week to put the finishing touches to the large body of work that has been the Resources and Waste Strategy Consultations, whilst people up and down the country were making their views heard on climate change. But sometimes a mood appears to be in the 'ether' and it all seems so intricately related; people beginning to wake up to the health of the environment and us doggedly working away making sure we make the best possible responses to government consultations on waste and recycling.