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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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Waste crime will not be solved by banning plastic exports, says The Recycling Association

The Recycling Association has warned that waste crime will continue to happen, even if exports of plastics for recycling are banned. MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have called for the Government to ban exports of recyclable plastics by 2027 and introduce measures to reduce them before then. But The Recycling Association…

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 The Recycling Association believes that…

Simon Ellin to retire from The Recycling Association

The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin has announced his intention to retire from the role. He will leave the Association in March 2023. Simon joined the Independent Waste Paper Producers as commercial director in 2009 and in 2011 replaced David Symmers as chief executive of both The Recycling Association and IWPP following David’s retirement.…

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