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8 July 2020

Geminor to import 50,000 tonnes of waste wood to UK

Waste fuel specialist Geminor says it plans to import 50,000 tonnes of waste wood for recycling to the UK in 2020 in response to increased demand. The company says its first ever shipment of waste wood to the UK arrived in late ...


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24 June 2020

Waste wood exports fall by 39% in 2019


Exports of waste wood from the UK fell by 39% in 2019, a survey from the Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) shows, as demand from the domestic panel board and biomass sector increased. The annual statistics give the clearest ...

22 June 2020

Campaign calls for end to biomass subsidies


VIDEO REPORT: A campaign has been launched today (22 June) calling on the government to redirect biomass subsidies towards “truly clean and renewable energy sources like solar and wind”.

5 June 2020

Waste wood sector faces ‘lengthy’ recovery


The waste wood sector faces a lengthy recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, industry experts said this week. Delegates attending the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) online summer meeting on 3 June were told the...

27 May 2020

Agency extends ‘hazardous’ wood RPS


The Environment Agency has extended the Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) which allows wood recyclers to continue current methods for handling wood which could potentially be hazardous. In an announcement this morning, 27 May, ...

5 May 2020

‘No reason in law why HWRCs cannot be open’ – Defra


There is “no reason in law” why household waste recycling centres cannot be open, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs declared today (5 May). Strengthening its stance of “encouraging” local authorities...

5 May 2020

Guidance issued for reopening of HWRCs


Local authority associations have published a detailed guide for the reopening of closed Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). The 17 page document goes into detail over topics such as health and safety, opening hours, off-...

2 April 2020

Associations sympathise with councils as services cut


Two separate associations in the recycling industry have said they sympathise with local authorities having to make difficult decisions ...

27 March 2020

‘Keep HWRCs open for wood supply’, WRA says


The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has called on the government to keep open household waste and recycling centres which take in waste wood to safeguard the supply of material for industry.  A number of ...

26 March 2020

Virus prompts supply concerns for biomass plants


Closure of local authority recycling centres because of the coronavirus pandemic could hit the supply of waste wood to some UK biomass plants, according to some in the waste wood sector. The concerns about the potential impact...