WRA Chair to open 9th  European Biomass to Power conference

WRA Chair to open 9th European Biomass to Power conference

The WRA's Andy Hill will once again Chair the ACI's European Biomass to Power 2019 conference, which is taking place in Helsinki, Finland on November 6th and 7th. Andy, who chaired the event last year in Stockholm, will open the two day conference with a presentation...

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Trade bodies unite with reciprocal membership

Trade bodies unite with reciprocal membership

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) and The Recycling Association (TRA) have joined forces in a reciprocal arrangement that will see them share expertise and ideas to the benefit of both organisations. The reciprocal membership agreement was approved by the Boards...

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WRA Member Focus | A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products

WRA Member Focus | A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products

A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products was formed in the mid-1960s when founder Allan Jenkinson, took the initiative to collect unwanted sawdust and wood shavings from the  sawmills around Cumbria and the Borders using a single tractor and trailer. He then transported the...

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RPS for waste wood extended to 2020

RPS for waste wood extended to 2020

The Environment Agency (EA) has extended a Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) on the use of mixed waste wood by a further ten months, to allow completion of a major project. The Waste Wood Classification (WWC) Project is being led by the Wood Recyclers’ Association...

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UK could start to import waste wood biomass

UK could start to import waste wood biomass

Imports of waste wood biomass into the UK look a likely possibility going forward, according to the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA). Andy Hill, Chair of the WRA, said some UK-based biomass plants had already begun to trial imports of waste wood from Europe, as the...

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Thanks for coming to see us!

Thanks for coming to see us!

Thank you to all our members who attended our autumn meeting in Birmingham this week and to all those members and non members who came to see us on our stand at RWM as well. As ever we had a fantastic members' meeting, with some very interesting and thought provoking...

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Join us at our Autumn Members’ Meeting

Join us at our Autumn Members’ Meeting

Our Autumn members' meeting will take place on Wednesday September 11th at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel, NEC prior to the start of the RWM exhibition. And usual there will be updates from key speakers on industry topics, including the latest on the waste wood...

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WRA asks DEFRA to maintain high wood recycling targets

WRA asks DEFRA to maintain high wood recycling targets

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) is calling on DEFRA not to change its packaging waste recycling targets for wood, amid fears a proposed reduction will impact negatively on the sector. The call is part of the WRA’s response to DEFRA’s consultation on the UK...

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Plevin has been a member of the WRA for over 10 years. We experience numerous benefits to membership both socially and professionally. The regular meeting forums provide great networking opportunities and enable us to interact with colleagues within the industry to share learning and build stronger working relationships.

Meetings are informative and reflect the key issues which the industry faces on a day to day basis.

Having the backing of an industry body means that we’re not one voice among many. The problems we face are common throughout the industry. It turns out we are not alone in experiencing our issues, and there are many likeminded people that we can discuss the issues with, and reach sensible conclusions.

Graham Hobson, Finance Director, Plevin

It’s essential to have an industry body which represents its members at all levels to ensure we can continue to operate our businesses successfully. The WRA does just that.

Amanda Snowie, Scot Heating Company

The idea behind the WRA was to give the wood recycling industry a voice so we could lobby government and work collaboratively with them to influence legislation and regulations. We have achieved that and beyond. It’s fantastic to see the WRA going from strength to strength.

Geoff Hadfield, MD of Hadfield Wood Recyclers. Founder and current Board member of the WRA

When we formed the WRA the packaging waste regulations were coming into play and were very complex which was one of the main reasons we started it. Since then the WRA has continued to do a great job and I’m delighted it’s doing as well as it is.

Michael Tracey, Non-Executive Director of Tracey Timber Recycling Ltd & founder member of the WRA

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