News Tuesday 17 October 2017
16 October 2017

WEEE operators launch sector Forum

A number of the UK’s WEEE Approved Authorised Treatment Facility operators have formed a representative body to provide a voice for the sector in discussions with enforcement Agencies and Government. With its members accounting for over 80% of WEEE recycling in the UK, the AATF Forum is able to provide a focus for the WEEE ...

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Austerity drives debate at LARAC


Austerity was on the agenda at the LARAC conference last week as panellists discussed new ways of funding services. The debate was led by Claire Brailsford, chair of the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO) and ...

16 October 2017

Garden waste features at LARAC 2017


The benefits and challenges of introducing charges for garden waste collection were discussed in workshops on the second day of the annual LARAC Conference in Birmingham last week (12 October). The session was chaired by LARAC...

16 October 2017

Dorset reduces waste costs to £153 per household


The Dorset Waste Partnership has managed to reduce its waste and recycling service costs per household to £153 a year excluding cleansing, the partnership’s director Karyn Punchard has revealed. Speaking at the annual LARAC ...

16 October 2017

WRAP finds ‘limited’ link between charging and fly tipping


A survey by resources charity WRAP has claimed that there is limited evidence to link charging at civic amenity sites with an increase in fly tipping. Sam Kirk, local authority accounts manager, presented the findings of the ...

13 October 2017

P&G unveils plans to recycle used nappies


Consumer goods giant, Procter & Gamble (P&G) this week explained plans to recycle used disposable nappies at sites across Europe. Speaking at the annual LARAC, local authority recycling officers’ conference, Dr Ioannis ...

13 October 2017

Scottish champion at LARAC 2017 Awards


East Ayrshire council’s Douglas Gardiner, was crowned recycling champion at the LARAC Celebration Awards 2017 in Nottingham this week. Mr Gardiner received one of six awards presented at the ceremony, which was ...

Colours of bins 13 October 2017

WRAP consults on national colour scheme for bins


WRAP’s head of resource management, Linda Crichton has unveiled a consultation document on  a national colour scheme for waste and recycling bins and containers in England. However, the actual colours will be consulted on later.

13 October 2017

East Devon changes bring 57% recycling rate


East Devon district council is reporting a 57% materials recycling rate following the complete roll-out of its new recycling and waste scheme. Under the new system, which includes a three-weekly residual waste collection ...

Food waste at the Agrivert facility 13 October 2017

Government targets zero ‘avoidable’ waste by 2050


The government has outlined its ambition to see no ‘avoidable’ waste produced in the UK by 2050, alongside a commitment to phase out food waste being sent to landfill by 2030. These are among a number of new policy proposals ...

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