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Standing the test of time with IQR

Standing the test of time with IQR

IT has been a year since IQR Systems installed their static IQR FH1800 static shredder at the site of one of their customers, and the machinery has really been proving its worth. The machine is fed by a loading shovel and 360 degree material handler, and they are averaging 46T/hr on shredding waste wood grades...

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Long-awaited waste wood classification guidance is launched

Long-awaited waste wood classification guidance is launched

GUIDANCE on how to handle and process all items of waste wood is being published today (Thursday) after a four-year project led by the Wood Recyclers’ Association. The culmination of the Waste Wood Classification Project will see two separate sets of Waste Wood Assessment Guidance published, one for those working in the wood recycling sector...

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WRA and WPIF call for rethink over Wood Packaging Proposals in EPR Consultation

WRA and WPIF call for rethink over Wood Packaging Proposals in EPR Consultation

THE Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) fears proposed Government targets for waste wood packaging will lead to a reduction in the amount of wood available for reuse and recycling in the UK. The WRA and the Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF) have written a joint letter to DEFRA outlining their combined concerns about proposals outlined in...

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WRA responds to the launch of EPR consultation

WRA responds to the launch of EPR consultation

THE Wood Recyclers’ Association has welcomed DEFRA’s consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility on Packaging which was launched on Wednesday (24th March). While it is clear that the majority of the consultation focuses on household packaging rather than commercial packaging, it does include a section on wood and is proposing changes to reporting requirements for reprocessors...

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WRA calls on Government to safeguard waste wood supply

WRA calls on Government to safeguard waste wood supply

THE Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has called for the reopening of household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) as soon as is practical to safeguard the future of the panel board and biomass industries. According to the organisation, HWRCs provide a quarter of the total waste wood generated in the UK each year, which is used to...

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UK could start to import waste wood biomass, says WRA

UK could start to import waste wood biomass, says WRA

IMPORTS of waste wood biomass into the UK look a likely possibility going forward, according to the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA). Andy Hill, Chair of the WRA, said some UK-based biomass plants had already begun to trial imports of waste wood from Europe, as the number of biomass plants coming on stream in the UK...