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…

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.…

AGM 2022 report

On 10 May 2022 at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales, Annual General Meetings were held for both The Recycling Association and its trading company IWPP for the 2021 financial year.

Read this full report about how The Recycling Association supported its Members last year.

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…

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…