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Our chief executive Simon Ellin regularly appears in the media and has helped to explain in a simple and effective manner how the recycling sector benefits the UK and our planet.

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Exports are vital to the UK, and EA CEO should not undermine them

The Recycling Association has expressed its anger that the chief executive of the Environment Agency has undermined legitimate exports of recyclate by calling for an export ban. Speaking at the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee in Parliament this week, Sir James Bevan gave his personal opinion that “sending certain wastes abroad is legal,…

Paul Sanderson and Chris Burton appointed to senior roles at The Recycling Association and IWPP

The Recycling Association has appointed Paul Sanderson as its new chief executive, while Chris Burton will become the new managing director of its subsidiary IWPP Limited. Current chief executive Simon Ellin has announced his retirement at the end of March, and a revised structure has been put in place with the new appointments. Previously, Simon…

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…

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