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Photos from the 2022 AGM, golf and shooting day and dinner

The Recycling Association had its AGM, golf and shooting day and dinner at Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales on 10 May 2022. Below are photos from the day. If any participants have further photos to add, please email them to paul.sanderson@harosa.com And finally…

AGM 2022 report

On 10 May 2022 at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales, Annual General Meetings were held for both The Recycling Association and its trading company IWPP for the 2021 financial year.

Read this full report about how The Recycling Association supported its Members last year.

Celine Grant becomes vice president of The Recycling Association

The Members of The Recycling Association have voted for Celine Grant to become its vice president at its annual AGM. She will take over from Craig Curtis as president in 2024. The board of The Recycling Association decided to put a process in place for a succession for president. Celine is currently a board member…

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…

Why the need for textile shredding is greater than ever

A blog from Restore Shred. New textile mountain range discovered in Chilean desert… OK, so that’s not quite true. But it is true that there’s a 100,000-tonne fast fashion landfill dump in Chile’s once pristine Atacama Desert that’s doing a pretty good impersonation of a mountain range. This was in the news around Christmas and…

The Recycling Association strengthens ISRI relationship

Senior people from The Recycling Association recently attended the ISRI Convention in the United States to strengthen international cooperation in the interests of its members. The Recycling Association president Craig Curtis, chief executive Simon Ellin and The Recycling Association trading arm IWPP commercial director Chris Burton were invited as special guests to the US Institute…

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…

Poland to introduce new registration system

Poland will require all waste transport into and transiting through the country to be registered from 1 February 2022.

Restore Datashred acquires The Shred Centre

As one of the UK’s leading secure data shredding businesses, Restore Datashred is pleased to announce that we have completed on the acquisition of the assets of The Shred Centre, a well-established, family-run shredding company based in the North East of England.

Traqa appoints a head of UK operations

Lee Thickett has joined digital traceability and compliance business Traqa as head of UK operations.

Separate collection consultation by DEFRA

The recycling association welcomes separate collection consultation by DEFRA.

The quality first road map

The Recycling Association calls for separate collection of paper and cardboard as part of quality first roadmap

China and Indonesia show need for UK paper mill investment

China and Indonesia show need for UK paper mill investment.

Don’t dismiss recycling exports on the basis of a few bad apples

The export of recycled materials has a place in part of a global economy, but these need to be high-quality materials.

Craig Curtis appointed as new president

CS Recycling managing director Craig Curtis has been elected as the new President of The Recycling Association.

Concern over MPs call for ban on plastics exports

A call for a ban on exports of plastic packaging for recycling has caused concern for The Recycling Association.

New must-attend recycling conference launched

We’re delighted to announce that we are launching a new recycling conference along with seven other influential recycling sector associations.

Plastics pact roadmap will make “significant difference”

We believe the publication of the UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025 is an important milestone in UK plastics recycling.

Pioneering China export quality control scheme with CICC launched

A new Quality Control (QC) scheme has been jointly developed by The Recycling Association and CCIC London to meet Chinese paper export requirements.

Pringles packaging needs to be redesigned for poper recyclability

The announcement that Kellogg’s has introduced a Pringles container recycling scheme is a fudge that doesn’t solve the issues.

2018 quality first report calls for recycling to be simplified

The Recycling Association will launch its 2018 Quality First Report at RWM. In the report, Association CEO Simon Ellin calls for the UK’s approach to recycling to be simplified.

John Cutts funeral details

John’s funeral will be held on Sat 22nd Sep at Braddan Church, Braddan, Isle of Man at 10:30am, with a wake afterwards at the Sefton Hotel.

Helping the packaging sector win at recycling

The Recycling Association has been invited to be a partner at The Packaging Innovations Show taking place on 12th and 13th September at Olympia, London to help the packaging sector raise its recycling game.

Taking a lead on quality at RWM 2018

The Recycling Association will once again be exhibiting at RWM.

A child’s view of recycling in 2018

Earlier today we received an emailed letter and poster, written by Rayer Fay from Northumberland who at just five years old is full of awesome feistiness.

The Recycling Association call for greater funding of recycling by retailers and manufacturers in response to NAO packaging report

Packaging manufacturers and retailers need to fund the cost of recycling more, according to The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin.

Quality must come first as countries impose new import restrictions

There needs to be a relentless focus on improving the quality of recycled materials or risk losing markets, according to The Recycling Association.

Let’s be clear about recycling

There’s nothing like a live TV quiz to focus the mind. That’s how it felt sitting on the BBC Breakfast Red Sofa, first thing Saturday morning, giving a definitive answer on whether exhibit A or exhibit B could be recycled.

Proposed introduction of deposit return scheme

The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin said: “Normally, we would welcome any proposal that in principle would lead to an improvement in quality. Clearly, a deposit return scheme for plastics bottles, glass bottles and cans is likely to lead to a purer stream of material to recycle.

The impacts of the China ban

Simon Ellin considers the impact of the Chinese restrictions on importing recovered paper and plastics under National Sword.

Remembering Joe Brown of Riverdale Gateshead

The Association is sad to report that Joe Brown, General Manager of Riverdale Gateshead, has passed away after a short illness.

A view from China

In all my years in the recycling sector, I have never before experienced a time like this. Make no mistake, we’ve had turbulent times before, but when the going got tough, we were able to turn to the export market and trade our way out.

Government’s 25-year green plan is a good start but needs more substance

The Recycling Association has welcomed the launch of the Government’s 25-year Environment Plan* but would like to be assured that this will be backed up by supportive policies to ensure it is delivered.

Concern at potential Chinese chaos

A meeting between the American Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and Chinese Government officials has highlighted potential chaos over recycling imports, according to Simon Ellin.