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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WRA Member Focus

MachTech Services Originally formed in 2004 as a service company for industrial shredding machinery, MachTech is the sole distributor for the award-winning Lindner-Recyclingtech shredders for the UK and Ireland.  True to their motto of getting the most out of waste,...

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WRA shortlisted in National Recycling Awards

We're delighted to have been shortlisted in this year's National Recycling Awards for our joint submission with the Environment Agency in the Public/Private Partnership category. The submission is for our joint work producing the WRA's Waste Wood FPP Guide, which was...

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WRA elects new Board member

Experienced waste manager Alan Webb has been elected to  join the Board of the Wood Recyclers’ Association. Alan, who heads up JM Envirofuels, the biomass supply arm of the Jack Moody Group of recycling companies, was elected at the WRA’s AGM last week. He joins a...

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Election to take place for WRA Board

Three places on the Wood Recyclers' Association Board are up for election at our Annual General Meeting next week. Existing Board members Geoff Hadfield of Hadfield Wood Recyclers and Paul Caldwell of IQR Systems, have both come to the end of their latest three year...

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WRA Chair celebrating award success

Wood Recyclers’ Association Chair Andy Hill has been awarded the Global CemFuels “Personality of the Year” Award at the Global CemFuels Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam. The award was presented last night (Wednesday Feb 20th) and is in recognition of Andy’s...

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The Recycling Event Launched for 2019

We're delighted to be joining with other key trade associations from the sector to launch The Recycling Event, a new conference due to take place on Tuesday July 2nd at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The one-day conference, which is being organised by Hanicke Robins...

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WRA officially launches its Fire Prevention Plan Guide

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) officially launched its Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) Guide at its members’ winter meeting in Coventry yesterday (Wednesday). The document is the first sector-specific guide on Fire Prevention Plans (FPPs) to be produced. It has...

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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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