LARAC points out the progress made by LAs in the collection of plastic bottles

LARAC has today (5th April) responded, on  behalf of its members, to a recent call for evidence from the Commons Environmental Audit Committee on disposable packaging by highlighting how much progress local authorities have made in the collection of plastic bottles.

LARAC has stated that while producers and retailers have made progress in cup and bottle design and in making recycling collections more widely available a more appropriate form of Producer Responsibility is needed as part of the UK's future waste policy.

LARAC has also highlighted how direct charging in other countries has seen improvements in consumer behaviour towards recycling and believes it has a role to play in the UK going forward. LARAC has highlighted the need for greater and better funded communications support for local authorities on top of the work WRAP and some materials organisations already undertake.