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WRA launches tests to confirm hazardous wood treatments diminishing in household waste stream

WRA launches tests to confirm hazardous wood treatments diminishing in household waste stream

A second round of tests is underway to confirm that hazardous treatments in the household waste wood stream are diminishing and are soon likely to disappear altogether. The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has launched phase two of the sampling and testing of fence posts and decking as part of its ongoing Waste Wood Classification (WWC)...

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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 to challenge hazardous waste regulations

WRA to challenge hazardous waste regulations

THE Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) is planning to challenge hazardous waste regulations which it fears will damage the waste wood supply chain. It has also rejected latest proposals from the UK’s four environmental regulators regarding the Waste Wood Classification project, and is asking them to give more support to the waste wood industry. The WRA...

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Wood bodies call for explanation from DEFRA on packaging target reductions

Wood bodies call for explanation from DEFRA on packaging target reductions

THE Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) and the Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF) have written a joint letter to DEFRA, asking for an explanation as to why the waste wood packaging recycling targets have been reduced to 35%. The letter follows an announcement last week when DEFRA published its packaging waste recycling targets for businesses for...

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WRA calls for action plan for HWRCs

THE Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has welcomed the latest guidance from DEFRA which encourages the re-opening of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) where safe to do so. And it is calling on the operators of the HWRCs to put together a plan of action to explain how this can be safely and practicably achieved and...

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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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