The Recycling Association regularly contributes to international, national, local and trade media.

Whether it is broadcast, online or print, we can help.

Our chief executive Paul Sanderson 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.

We can also suggest Members that can be used for filming, case studies and more.

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Delay to Scottish DRS is welcomed, but technology is the answer

The Recycling Association has said that the delay to implementation of the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) is welcomed, but a digital DRS should be investigated first. It has also suggested that if DRS were to be introduced in the UK, it should be consistent both in timing of implementation and the materials involved. The…

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…

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If you are a member of the media, please contact Paul Sanderson on 07970 549 536 or email