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larac-conference awards

The shortlisted finalists for the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee’s (LARAC) prestigious annual awards have been unveiled. Countrystyle is thrilled to be one of the award sponsors at the event taking at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham, 5th – 6th October.

We are the sponsor of a new category “The Circular Economy Achievement Award” the shortlisted finalists include:

Bristol Waste Company, Essex County Council and Islington Council in partnership with ReLondon.

This award invited local authorities to demonstrate their commitment and success to the circular economy. This required making changes in their organisation to an enhanced circular economy approach throughout a project, organisational procedures or focused campaigns within the recycling and waste management sector.

The other categories cover six topics and range from communications to teamwork to ideas.

Awards categories and finalists:

BEST COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Cheshire West and Cheshire Council
Essex County Council
Kirklees Council
Somerset Waste Partnership

BEST PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Cheshire East Council
Hull City Council
Leeds City Council

BEST TEAM OF THE YEAR
Essex County Council
Kent County Council
London Borough of Lewisham
Medway Council

BEST WASTE MINIMISATION OR PREVENTION PROJECT
Cumbria County Council
London Borough of Hackney
North Yorkshire County Council

BEST NEW IDEA
Birmingham City Council
Durham County Council
South Ayrshire Council
West London Waste Authority

The awards are now in their 14th year and are held on the first night of the LARAC’s annual conference. The shortlists were compiled by judges drawn from across the industry including Cathy Cook, chair of LARAC; John Coates, LARAC’s head of external affairs; Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com; Hilary Tanner, adviser at the Local Government Association; Debbie Slater, local authority technical consultant at WRAP.

We wish all the finalists a great evening and the very best of luck!

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