The WRA has submitted a response on behalf of its members to Defra’s Clean Air Strategy 2018 consultation which closed this week. The association supported most of the proposed actions in relation to the strategy, but felt the consultation caused confusion by linking...read more
The WRA's Autumn Members' Meeting is taking place on Wednesday September 12th 2018 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham prior to the RWM exhibition. The meeting will begin at the earlier time of 8.30am to allow members to leave by 10am to visit RWM, which is a...read more
The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has become CIWM’s first ever Network Partner in a new partnership agreement which will bring benefits to both organisations. CIWM launched the Network Partner scheme after discussions with the WRA about working more closely...read more
Overall UK exports of waste wood biomass and panel board feedstock dropped by 50 per cent last year compared to 2016, according to the latest statistics produced by the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA). The trade body carried out an annual survey of its members...read more
Scottish wood recycler David Laing has been awarded a Lifetime Presidency in recognition of the contribution he has made to the Wood Recyclers’ Association. The award was made last week at the WRA's summer members' meeting in Stirling Scotland. David was presented...read more
The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) is warning that the UK could be facing an unnecessary shortage of waste wood next winter if regulators don’t resolve permitting issues. Andy Hill, Chair of the WRA, said this winter had seen the first real scarcity of waste wood...read more
As figures released today by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed the most polluted towns and cities in the UK, The Wood Recyclers’ Association has renewed its call to the industry to ensure good practice on the use of biomass fuel. The WHO’s figures show more...read more
The WRA's summer members' meeting is taking place on Wednesday June 6th in Stirling, Scotland. The meeting promises a packed agenda looking at a variety of topics currently affecting the waste wood industry. It will be followed by a tour of Blue Scotland's facilities...read more
Wood recycler Jamie Plevin has been elected to join the Board of the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA). Jamie, who is the Managing Director of R Plevin & Sons Ltd, said he is delighted to be joining the WRA. He was elected at the WRA’s Annual General Meeting which...read more
The WRA is holding an election to replace former Board member David Laing who retired from his position on the Board last year, to spend more time with his family. There are three WRA members standing for election: Jamie Plevin, MD of wood recyclers R Plevin & Son...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