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LARAC CONFERENCE 2018

17 Oct 2018 |
Alyce Morris from REPIC shares an update on this year’s event

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.

LARAC CELEBRATION AWARDS SHOWCASING THE BEST

17 Oct 2018 |
Jennifer Perry, LARAC Office

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!

So, that was the LARAC Conference!

16 Oct 2018 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

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.

Health and Safety in the Waste and Recycling Sector

When:
21 Nov 2018

Where:
Stamford Court, Leicester

“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

PROGRAMME SNAPSHOT

SESSION ONE: AN OVERVIEW

Can HWRCs continue to deliver cost savings whilst meeting residents’ needs?

12 Oct 2018 |
Steve Longdon, Regional Director at FCC Environment

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.