As the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, SOCOTEC offers independent laboratory and analytical testing services for a range of sectors. Now boasting an international coverage following the acquisition by the SOCOTEC Group this year,...read more
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WRA Chair Andy Hill is today giving a presentation in Le Havre, France about the UK's waste wood market and the challenges it is facing. Andy was invited by the the Comité Interprofessionnel du Bois-Energie (CIBE - Interprofessional Wood-Energy Committee) to update...read more
Recycling specialist David Laing has announced he is retiring from the Board of the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA). David was a pioneer of waste wood recycling in Scotland in the 1990s, installing a wood processing plant at Petterden in 1992. He joined the WRA...read more
Visitors to RWM 2017 next week can gain an in-depth understanding of the UK’s recycling, secondary materials and reprocessing capabilities at a specialised Recycling & Reprocessing Associations’ stand. The WRA will be joining seven other influential recycling trade...read more
Industry experts have joined forces and written to the Environment Agency to voice their concerns over proposed changes to the classification of waste wood. Representatives from a number of organisations have jointly penned a letter outlining their worries about how...read more
The Wood Recyclers’ Association is calling for clarification on exactly what grades of wood are acceptable for small scale RHI biomass boilers (non WID compliant), after discovering inconsistencies in guidance to boiler manufacturers and fuel suppliers. The trade body...read more
Read the opinion of our Chairman Andy Hill on just how valuable waste wood is to the supply of the UK's renewable energy market, published this month in the CIWM Journal. Click below to read the full article. Andy Hill CIWM July...read more
Welcome to the WRA's new website which we officially launched at our members' summer meeting this month (June). The idea of this new site was to make it fully informative for both members and other stakeholders, as well as the ideal platform for businesses to find WRA...read more
Eco Sustainable Solutions was formed in 1993 by Managing Director Trelawney Dampney. He had the vision to start the business after a friend visited Germany where he saw a company collect garden waste and turn it into compost. Trelawney had a light bulb moment and...read more
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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