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WRA welcomes launch of RPS 291

WRA welcomes launch of RPS 291

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) welcomed the launch of a new regulatory position statement for waste wood on Thursday, 2nd November. The statement was developed in consultation with the Environment Agency and is expected to make it easier for the industry to meet regulatory requirements while ensuring compliance. RPS 291 allows, in the short term,...

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Workshop launched to address questions over RPS 250 removal

Workshop launched to address questions over RPS 250 removal

Are you confused about the recent changes to the rules governing certain kinds of demolition waste wood? The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) is holding an interactive online workshop to answer any questions you may have about the removal of Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250, which expired on 1st September. Since the RPS was removed, the...

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Timberpak opens recycling super site in Leeds

Timberpak opens recycling super site in Leeds

Recycling and reprocessing company Timberpak Limited has invested millions to create a new site in Leeds on the six-acre Cross Green Industrial Estate. The site was officially opened on 18th August by Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central. It has the capacity to process 150,000 tonnes of recycled material annually, with the potential to increase...

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Record amount of waste wood processed in 2022

Record amount of waste wood processed in 2022

The UK achieved a new record volume of waste wood processing in 2022, continuing the upward trend. Based on the annual statistics of the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA), the amount of waste wood processed in the country has increased from 4.17 million tonnes in 2021 to 4.31 million tonnes last year. The total amount of...

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WRA welcomes plans to withdraw RPS 250

WRA welcomes plans to withdraw RPS 250

Following five years of work to clarify which waste wood items are potentially hazardous, the Wood Recyclers’ Association has welcomed plans by the Environment Agency to withdraw RPS 250 on 1st September. Introduced in July 2021, Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250 currently allows potentially hazardous ‘amber’ waste wood items from the construction and demolition (C&D)...

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Geminor grows in a turbulent 2022  

Geminor grows in a turbulent 2022  

Resource management company Geminor handled 1,82 million tonnes of waste in Europe last year, an increase of almost nine per cent from 2021. Still, this is a more modest growth than expected. – The waste industry has experienced a turbulent 2022 and is adapting to a new reality in Europe, says CEO at Geminor, Kjetil...

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Work starts on the new Timberpak site in Leeds

Work starts on the new Timberpak site in Leeds

WASTE wood recycling and reprocessing company Timberpak Ltd has started construction work at its new site in Leeds. Work started earlier this year and the team is currently in the process of installing picking stations, building the loading pit and preparing the foundations for the state-of-the-art shredder that is due to arrive in the next...

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Wood Recyclers’ Association launches MP Engagement Project with first MP visit

Wood Recyclers’ Association launches MP Engagement Project with first MP visit

THE MP for Bassetlaw, Brendan Clarke-Smith, witnessed first-hand the important role that waste wood plays in the circular economy during a visit to R Plevin & Sons’ wood recycling site in Nottinghamshire last Friday (October 14th). The visit came as the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) officially launched a nationwide MP Engagement Project, intended to improve...

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Record waste volumes for Geminor in the UK

Record waste volumes for Geminor in the UK

GEMINOR UK handled over 46,000 tonnes of waste for material and energy recovery in July, which is a company record for the summer months. This represents a 75 per cent increase from July 2021. ” Scandinavian recipients are now preparing for a season of energy shortages,” says Oliver Caunce, Senior Account and Development Manager at...

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Wood recyclers warn of unprecedented rise in costs

Wood recyclers warn of unprecedented rise in costs

WOOD recyclers are facing an unprecedented rise in costs which many operators will have no choice but to pass on, according to the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA). Sky-high prices for diesel and electricity are placing additional costs on businesses already hit by the removal of subsidised red diesel and driver shortages. Longer lead times for...