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Simon Ellin to retire from The Recycling Association

The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin has announced his intention to retire from the role. He will leave the Association in March 2023. Simon joined the Independent Waste Paper Producers as commercial director in 2009 and in 2011 replaced David Symmers as chief executive of both The Recycling Association and IWPP following David’s retirement.…

The Recycling Association is hosting its first recycling themed horse racing day

Recycling will be the favourite at Stratford-On-Avon racecourse next week, when the recycling industry takes over the meeting. All races at Stratford-On-Avon racecourse on Monday 3 October are being sponsored by Member companies of The Recycling Association. Around 75 Members from the Association will also be in attendance at the meeting, as part of the…

Trade associations set quality standard for recycled plastic

The Environmental Services Association, with support from the British Plastics Federation (BPF), Recycling Association and RECOUP, has today (29/09/2022) published a defined quality standard for post-consumer recycled plastics, with the aim of driving consistent standards across the sector.  The Quality Standard for Recycled Plastics, published today, was drafted by the ESA in consultation with the aforementioned…

My roundup of RWM/Letsrecycle Live by Simon Ellin

I really enjoyed RWM/Letsrecycle Live last week, even though I was rushed off my feet the whole time. As usual, The Recycling Association had a stand and Members and other friends of the Association took the time to come and chat with myself, Chris Burton and Paul Sanderson. My impression, and from talking to others,…

Plastic recycling does work

The Recycling Association has said that plastic recycling does work following a statement to the contrary by the Big Plastic Count. Indeed, The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin warned that the people behind the Big Plastic Count were “irresponsible” for saying recycling doesn’t work and for sowing seeds of doubt in the public mind.…

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