LARAC Conference and Celebration Awards would not be able to take place if it were not for the financial support of the companies and organisations that sponsor this event. If you are attending the conference and/or awards please take time to speak with all of the sponsors - they offer a variety of products and services which could have a positive impact on your work!


UPM's commitment to recycling has been further strengthened in 2011 with the start-up of its Materials Recovery and Recycling Facility at UPM Shotton. The state-of-the-art facility will offer further integrated recycling opportunities to local authorities across the UK. Combined with its recognised partnership approach, UPM has invested more than £500m into the site in North Wales creating a clear vision of its Biofore strategy and creating value from renewable and recyclable materials.


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ACE UK (Trade Association for beverage cartons) exists to promote cartons as a renewable, recyclable and low-carbon packaging choice, and to drive its environmental initiatives. This includes running the industry’s carton recycling programme.

Aylesford Newsprint manufactures 100% recycled premium quality newsprint in Kent. Using 500,000 tonnes of recovered paper supplied by local authorities, waste management companies and not for profit organisations, we make 400,000 tonnes of new recycled newsprint every year.

BIOGEN is the UK’s leading multi-site food waste recycling company. If you are considering disposal options for food waste we can help you save money and hit your recycling targets.

We have he largest network of 750 charity shops in the UK including 160 Furniture & Electrical stores. We rely on receiving donated items to sell in our shops. Last year our shops prevented over 100, 000 tonnes from entering landfill.

Bywaters is London's leading recycling and waste management organisation serving the South East since 1952. We provide a comprehensive range of taylor-made services offering businesses "zero direct to landfill" solution.

Civica is a market leader in specialist systems and business process services, we apply software, could-based services and outsourcing to help our customers transform the way they work.

CIWM are the foremost experts in resource and waste management. This is why their courses are a "must attend" for anyone looking to reduce costs and comply with legislation. 

DHL Envirosolutions is DHL Supply Chain's environmental services offering. It offers integrated environmental solutions including innovative waste, recycling, compliance and energy solutions to help businesses reduce their existing carbon footprint, and boost their bottom line.

emc europe is an award winning market leader in mobile phone and laptop recycling for corporate organisations throughout Europe. Our aim is to extend electronic equipment's life span through recovery and reuse, avoiding waste going to landfill.

European Recycling Platform (ERP) is one of the UK's leading WEEE, batteries and packaging recycling schemes. ERP UK works with over 100 producer members, including Electrolux, Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble and Sony.

Hadfield Wood Recyclers is an award-winning wood recycling specialist offering a nationwide service with highly competitive prices, various contract options and an open-gates policy for contracted customers.

JCB will be displaying their brand new 4CX Wastemaster at LARAC this year. The machine is tailor-made to handle all the jobs in your CA sites and is built to deliver the versatility and durability that your organisation requires.

Palm Recycling, a UK paper recovery specialist, provides a wide range of services including kerbside collections; bring bank solutions; direct material purchases; dual stream processing and commercial collections.

Planet Aid UK is a not-for-profit company raising funds through the collection and trading in used clothes, with all net profit being donated to development work in India and Africa.

Plastic Omnium  Sulo are global leaders in the supply of Domestic, Commercial, Clinical 2 & 4 Wheeled bins, Data Management Solutions, Underground Collection Systems and Solar Compactors.

Repic is a non-profit company established in 2004 by leading companies in the electrical and electronics industry, to comply with the WEEE Directive. Repic members represent around half of the electrical and electronic products sold in the UK.

Smurfit Kappa Recycling is the recycling arm of Smurfit Kappa Paper UK providing a full spectrum of bespoke paper and board recycling solutions recovery of cardboard, office papers, plastics and security shredding.

Taylor is the worlds leading manufacturer of metal waste containers and has over 40 years experience in designing and supplying the highest quality products on the market.

TRAID is a charity dedicated to protecting the environment by collecting unwanted textiles for reuse and recycling.  We work in partnership with local authorities, housing associations and businesses.

UKCM is the UK's largest Container Refurbishment & Mobile Repair Company. Refurbishing 75,000 containers Per Annum and with an unrivalled 99.1% Refurbishment Rate. UKCM has saved local authorities and waste companies over £50m in 5 years.

Viridor is one of UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies. Part of FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor puts waste into action, transforming it into quality recyclables, raw materials and energy.

Established in 1980, WasteCare offer a unique recycling and waste management service that enables waste producers from all industrial and commercial sectors to manage their waste, from collection to recovery regardless of the type, volume or location.

Electrolink provides B2C and B2B compliance to WEEE producers in an innovative and cost effective way. A major partnership in helping local authorities maximise WEEE colection, it is approved to ISO9001 and ISO14001.

Whitespace Work Software Provides market leadding software solutions for Waste & Environmental operations and Mobile enabling of enterprise applications. Over a 1000 vehicles and over 400 field workers are using our software. Our software drives the collection of waste for over 2,000,000 properties each week.

Wrap's vision is a world without waste, where resources are used sustainably.  As part of our work we provide a range of services that support councils who want to deliver better recycling services and encourage waste reduction and reuse.

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