News, Blogs & Events

On 27th December Defra announced the first consultation of the raft we are expecting as a result of the Resources and Waste Strategy released only the week before.  

The purpose of the consultation is to find out what we all think about the plans to extend the single-use carrier bag charge to all retailers, and not just the larger ones, as it stands. Defra is also considering increasing the charge per bag to 10p.

MRF and Markets Conference

When:
7 Feb 2019

Where:
National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull

This year’s MRF & Markets Conference brings together experts from across the industry to consider and discuss policy, regulations, latest developments and case studies as well as debate some of the key issues in the industry.

With commodities markets increasingly under pressure, quality outputs from MRFs has never been more important. Work to examine the contamination going into and coming out of facilities is also intensifying. Join us for the one-day conference that will examine these issues as well as looking at the latest developments in MRF technology.

LARAC 2019 Conference, Exhibition and Awards

When:
2 Oct 2019

Where:
The Hilton Metropole, Birmingham

The dates for the 2019 LARAC Conference have been released, and this year the event will take place on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 October - a week earlier than in recent years but still in the autumn slot that has become a traditional  fixture in the diaries of local authority waste and recycling officers. 

The event will also have a new home in 2019 – the Hilton Metropole Birmingham NEC – with its large purpose-built conference facility. 

LARAC Scotland Conference 2019

When:
2 May 2019

Where:
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

A date to put in your diary for the coming year. 

The LARAC Scotland Conference is in preparation and we are working hard to make it just as useful and engaging as last year's. 

Not only rough sleepers end up as bodies in bins

7 Jan 2019 |
Ashley Wild, LARAC H&S spokesperson

With the Christmas break seeming to go faster every year, Happy New Year seems so stale already! For some families, it’s not such a Happy New Year….from rough sleepers to club-goers and party revelers, now seeking shelter in bins, it makes that drunken night out potentially their last.