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Everything a Local Authority needs to know about plastics recycling

Local Authority Day supported by LARAC, Plastics Recycling Expo – 18 June 2014, Telford International Centre

How achievable are the 2017 targets for plastics recycling and how can local councils improve collection of plastics? What consumer communications are most effective? What is the true cost of not recycling plastics? What role can recycled plastics play in the circular economy? These questions and many more will be addressed at the Local Authority Day supported by LARAC, taking place at the inaugural Plastics Recycling Expo in Telford on 18 June.

Aimed at local government recycling officers and all those who work with them to provide recycling services, the free-to-attend Local Authority Day will take place at the newly upgraded Telford International Centre. The programme includes a special address from Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment & Fisheries as well as an update from the Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP) on the Plastic Industry Recycling Action Plan.

Speakers include:
Jonathan Short, Founder and Deputy Chairman, EcoPlastics
Andrew Speck, Commercial and Environmental Packaging Manager, Marks & Spencer
Gareth Hollinshead, Key Account Manager, Plastics, WRAP
Andy Hudson, Head of Environment and Waste, Milton Keynes Council
Stuart Foster, Chief Executive, Recoup
Stuart Highward-Higham, Technical Director, Sita
James Lee, Founder and Chairman, Cromwell Polythene

Andrew Bird, Chairman of LARAC who will chair the conference, said: "Plastics is the main topic the public come to recycling officers with queries about, so this conference presents a real opportunity to listen to top speakers on the subject. With a whole day geared towards local authorities, I look forward to an interesting and thought provoking debate."

You do not need to be a LARAC member to attend. To register for a free delegate place visit: www.plasticsrecyclingexpo.com
Follow Plastics Recycling Expo on Twitter @P_R_Expo
To join the Plastics Recycling Expo Group on Linked In visit: http://linkd.in/1eWWWut

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