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.…

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…

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…