On a more positive note, there was a running theme of collaboration, cohesion and culture change that pervaded all presentations and panel discussions. “When we started the Quality First journey back in 2016, one of our ambitions was to bring the full supply chain together, to share responsibility for future solutions. We also wanted to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the recycling sector.
“This year’s conference has highlighted how far we’ve come. We’ve seen other organisations calling for the same joined up approach and we’re delighted with the progress to date. But we have to keep our foot on the gas. The industry has the ear of Government, and we need to ensure that they also work with us. I have no doubt, the upcoming 12 months will be another interesting period,” concluded Simon Ellin.