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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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Why it’s more important than ever to utilise waste wood

Why it’s more important than ever to utilise waste wood

By Julia Turner, Executive Director, Wood Recyclers’ Association AS winter approaches, we always expect to see a growth in demand for waste wood. Cold weather drives up demand for biomass fuel to produce energy as well as demand for products such as animal bedding. However, this year a number of factors – ranging from high...

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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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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...

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Wood Recyclers’ Association marks 21st anniversary

Wood Recyclers’ Association marks 21st anniversary

WOOD RECYCLERS were inspired to turn future challenges into opportunities as they gathered on June 29 to mark the 21st anniversary of the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA). The milestone conference and celebration at The Belfry Hotel & Resort near Birmingham saw over 120 WRA members and guests meet to reflect on the successful history of...