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…

Public Accounts Committee shows need for focus on organised waste crime gangs

Organised waste crimes should be the focus for Environment Agency action, The Recycling Association has said. It supports the findings of the Public Accounts Committee that suggested waste crime is on the rise despite a target in the 2018 Resources & Waste Strategy to eliminate it by 2043 (see more https://www.letsrecycle.com/news/mps-accuse-government-of-decriminalising-waste-crime/). The Recycling Association believes that…

Job advert: Chief Executive of The Recycling Association

The Recycling Association is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable person for the role of Chief Executive Officer. ·         You will be an experienced and entrepreneurial professional with a proven track record in the recycling industry. A detailed knowledge of recovered paper is essential, and a working knowledge of plastics and other materials is preferred. ·         You…

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…