WRAP is undertaking its twelfth annual gate fees survey, which investigates gate fees paid by local authorities at waste treatment facilities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As before, the key aim of the study is to increase transparency in the waste treatment market, an aim supported by LARAC. By giving local authorities better information on market prices for different services, this should help improve the efficiency of the procurement and provision of waste management services in the UK.
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is carrying out a feasibility study into how to increase the recycling rate of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). EPS is already effectively recycled from householders using take back schemes operated by large electrical equipment retailers, and the current recycling rate is 50%. EPS is a valuable material, and demand for material for recycling is increasing. It is one of the few plastics for which recycling infrastructure is expanding.
We understand that the design and delivery of waste and recycling services is a tricky area to navigate, particularly with budget pressures and regulatory uncertainty.
Not only was I chairing my first UK LARAC conference, but I also spoke at a Policy Exchange fringe event of the Conservative Party Conference in early October.
The waste and recycling event for the North East
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