Presentation photos from our Race Day 2023

The Recycling Association held its annual Race Day at Stratford-on-Avon race course on 9 October 2023. On a beautiful and warm sunny day, almost 70 people got together to network, eat a delicious three-course lunch and of course watch the horse racing. As this was a recycling themed day, all of the races were sponsored…

Statement from The Recycling Association chief executive Paul Sanderson on Simpler Recycling

Paul Sanderson said: “I welcome the idea communicated by Defra of ‘Simpler Recycling’ as part of the Prime Minister’s changes to environmental programmes as long as we don’t fundamentally change the consistency reforms. “Hopefully, this will translate to a genuinely easy-to-recycle system that the consistency of collection reforms promised and is essentially a rebrand to…

Sites with waste exemptions should continue without need for permit, says The Recycling Association

The Recycling Association has written to Environment Minister Rebecca Pow (pictured above) asking her to reconsider whether low-risk facilities that currently operate under a waste exemption should need to apply for a new permit. In the letter, The Recycling Association has asked that existing facilities that operate under a waste exemption are able to exercise…

Statement from Paul Sanderson on EPR delay

The Recycling Association chief executive Paul Sanderson said: “This further delay to implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility is unbelievable.  “We’ve been waiting too long for EPR and Consistency of Collections to be introduced, and we need to get on with it.  “Both of these policies have the potential to transform the UK recycling landscape, and…

2023 AGM, Golf and Shooting Day

The Recycling Association and IWPP Annual General Meetings were held at Champneys Mottram Hall in Cheshire on 10 May 2023. Around 100 people attended the AGMs, while approximately 85 people engaged in either the golfing or shooting activities followed by dinner and networking in the evening. These are the prize winners for 2023: Member Champion…