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Paul Sanderson and Chris Burton appointed to senior roles at The Recycling Association and IWPP

The Recycling Association has appointed Paul Sanderson as its new chief executive, while Chris Burton will become the new managing director of its subsidiary IWPP Limited. Current chief executive Simon Ellin has announced his retirement at the end of March, and a revised structure has been put in place with the new appointments. Previously, Simon…

DRS doesn’t fit with Extended Producer Responsibility and consistency warns The Recycling Association

The Recycling Association has said that the implementation of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will complicate the roll out of Extended Producer Responsibility and consistency of collections. Defra today issued the Government’s response to the consultation on DRS. The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin said: “I’ve never understood why we need DRS when we…

Around 160 people attend The Recycling Association Christmas lunch

As we get closer to the end of another year, it was time for Members of The Recycling Association to get together for the annual Christmas lunch. Taking place at the Institute of Directors in London, and attended by around 160 people, it was an opportunity to enjoy a three-course lunch and network with colleagues…

Plastic exports ban and need for caution

Joseph Doherty, Managing Director, Re-Gen Waste in Newry and member of Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging, urges caution around banning plastic exports. The cross-party Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has called for a ban on the export of all plastic waste from the UK by 2027. This would seem to be a sledgehammer…

Waste crime will not be solved by banning plastic exports, says The Recycling Association

The Recycling Association has warned that waste crime will continue to happen, even if exports of plastics for recycling are banned. MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have called for the Government to ban exports of recyclable plastics by 2027 and introduce measures to reduce them before then. But The Recycling Association…

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