This year’s LARAC 2018 conference was another fabulous success! It was great to meet the newest group of LARAC scholars, proudly sponsored by REPIC.
A week ago we were experiencing a conference and an awards night to remember. Austerity might be everywhere when we look for funds, but it was no-where in sight when we looked at the work of our Awards finalists – no austerity of imagination or sheer hard work was evident there!
It was great to see so many LARAC members at the LARAC Conference last week. Whilst I get the chance to be able to chat with some of you I don’t get as much opportunity as I would like as I am busy liaising with EMG about the management of the event.
“The Waste and Recycling Sector is a fundamental part of general industry and society. Regarded as one of the most hazardous, it is essential we ensure the safety of refuse workers and those we work around. I’ll be speaking about an industry and nationwide recognised initiative we have developed to raise awareness of reckless driving around refuse collection activities. Please attend so we can share and learn!” - Paul Wright, Group Health and Safety Director, Biffa
SESSION ONE: AN OVERVIEW
Cash strapped local authorities have had to look long and hard at waste and recycling provision as high-profile services compete for shrinking budgets. To save money, some councils have had to take steps to limit the services they offer at HWRCs, reducing opening hours and even closing sites.