LARAC 2022 award winners announced

The 2022 LARAC awards took place this week on 5 October, with the ceremony hosted by comedian Alun Cochrane, and Cathy Cook, LARAC chair.

Finalists and winners at the LARAC Awards 2022 ceremony

The awards look to recognise the hard work of local authority recycling teams, individuals and partnerships. John Coates, LARAC’s head of external affair, opened the ceremony with a warm welcome.

The ceremony was held at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotel. Save the date for next year, when the awards will take place on 11-12 October at the same location.

The full list of finalists for each category can be found here. The 2023 awards will open in the middle of the year ahead of the October event.

The winners are as follows:

Best communications campaign of the year – sponsored by Contenur

Winner: Essex county council, Love Your Period

“Your campaign was amazing. I have switched and feel so much better.” Love Your Period was the first English county council campaign to help residents switch from disposable period products to reusables. More than 1,450 people signed the council’s pledge to switch, with an estimated saving of 338,000 disposable products from landfill.

Best Partnership award – sponsored by N+P

Winner: Cheshire East council

How do you deal with unadopted alleyways associated with fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour and neglect? Create a partnership project, ‘Cleaner Crewe’, and engage with all parties. The result: fly-tipping down by 40%, alleyways cleared, 200 hours of volunteering, 400 plant pots/troughs sited, fully constituted residents’ group, empowered residents, civic pride.

Best team of the year – sponsored by Biffa

Winner: London borough of Lewisham

Lewisham borough council demonstrated that “the sky’s the limit” when a diverse hybrid workforce are motivated by the needs of its customers. Achieving unprecedented levels of engagement and participation, the strategic waste and environment team is demonstrating excellence and the future way of local authority working.

Best waste minimisation or prevention project – sponsored by Repic

Winner: Cumbria county council

This was a collaborative partnership with Cumbria county council’s waste services team, community equipment team and communications team and waste contractors Renewi and Cumbria Waste Management which aimed to collect and reuse aids for daily living.

Best new idea – sponsored by IPL

Winner: Birmingham city council

Birmingham’s mobile household recycling centres helped deliver cleaner, greener streets.

Circular economy achievement – sponsored by Countrystyle

Winner: Bristol Waste Company

Bristol Waste Company make it their mission to help Bristol waste nothing. Its reuse projects were born from ambitions to change the way people see waste. Reuse has made real, measurable contributions to the city and enhanced Bristol’s circular economy. “Our work does the right thing, not just the profitable thing.”

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