Sir James Bevan should re-consider his personal views on legitimate exports of recycling

The Recycling Association has criticised the “dangerous language” used by Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan. In a speech at an event organised by Letsrecycle.com and the Environmental Services Association, Sir James expressed his personal view that all waste exports should be ended. The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin warned that conflating waste…

Textiles

Why the need for textile shredding is greater than ever

A blog from Restore Shred. New textile mountain range discovered in Chilean desert… OK, so that’s not quite true. But it is true that there’s a 100,000-tonne fast fashion landfill dump in Chile’s once pristine Atacama Desert that’s doing a pretty good impersonation of a mountain range. This was in the news around Christmas and…

Simon Ellin with ISRI president Robin Wiener

The Recycling Association strengthens ISRI relationship

Senior people from The Recycling Association recently attended the ISRI Convention in the United States to strengthen international cooperation in the interests of its members. The Recycling Association president Craig Curtis, chief executive Simon Ellin and The Recycling Association trading arm IWPP commercial director Chris Burton were invited as special guests to the US Institute…

The Recycling Association responds to the Extended Producer Responsibility Consultation

The Recycling Association has welcomed the Government’s response to the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Consultation In its original response to the Consultation, The Recycling Association had criticised the proposals on business waste for looking to fundamentally change the way these materials were collected. It warned that the original proposals could have put some of its…