Experts join forces over proposed classification changes

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...

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WRA seeks clarification on biomass boiler fuel supply

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...

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Member of the month

WRA member Timberpak Limited is celebrating success after winning the Resource Management Business of the Year category at this year's National Recycling Awards. Timberpak received the award last month having impressed the judges with its innovative and successful...

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Welcome to our new website!

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...

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Member of the Month | Eco Sustainable Solutions

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...

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WRA Chair Andy Hill gives overview of waste wood market

Andy Hill, chair of the Wood Recyclers Association, gives an overview of the UK’s waste wood market Over the past year, the wood recycling sector has continued to grow, mature and develop, with around 3.5 million tonnes of waste wood being recycled or recovered into...

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WRA to work with EA on defining hazardous wood

The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) is working with the Environment Agency (EA) to look at the classification of hazardous waste wood in the UK. The EA approached the WRA following concerns that lower grade waste wood was being used as a fuel in some non-WID...

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Join us for a tour at our members’ summer meeting!

The WRA’s members’ summer meeting is due to take place in sunny Bournemouth this June – and yes we do know it will definitely be sunny – honest! The meeting features a packed agenda including a market overview of the waste wood to energy sector, a presentation about...

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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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