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…

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…