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Monthly data fails to alleviate PRN concerns

With the value of wood packaging waste recovery notes (PRNs) now above the £30 mark and rising, the latest figures published by the Environment Agency show an increase of almost 50,000 tonnes of wood recycled over the past month.


With the latest news on issues affecting the wood recycling and reprocessing sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


28 June 2018

MDF Recovery receives further funding


A Welsh company that is developing a technology to recycle medium-density fibreboard (MDF) waste has received a further £165,000 in funding. The funding to MDF Recovery comes from a “group of angels” and follows a £250,000 ...

27 June 2018

Waste wood exports ‘halved in 2017’


 UK exports of waste wood biomass and panel board feedstock dropped by 50% in 2017 to 300,000 tonnes, as the material previously being shipped abroad seemingly moves into the domestic market. That’s according to statistics ...

31 May 2018

Waste wood at CA sites ‘will be non-hazardous’


EXCLUSIVE: Waste wood from civic amenity sites is likely to be deemed as non-hazardous as part of the industry’s investigation into waste wood classification, which will report to the Environment Agency. That’s according ...

22 May 2018

WRA warns of UK waste wood shortage


The Wood Recyclers' Association has warned that the UK could be facing a shortage of waste wood next winter. The Association’s chair, Andy Hill, said that last winter (2017 into 2018) had seen the first real scarcity of waste ...

8 May 2018

BEIS told of subsidy impact on waste wood prices


Energy minister Claire Perry has acknowledged that biomass subsidies which may be pushing up the value of waste wood to the detriment of board makers are “concerning”. Ms Perry, who has responsibility for energy and subsidies ...

China 24 April 2018

BIR concern over Chinese scrap measures


The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has given its interpretation of last week’s announcement by the Chinese government about the extension of import restrictions of solid wastes. In a statement, the BIR said that ...

16 April 2018

Trading platform for organics launched by Veolia


Veolia UK has launched a trading platform for waste wood and organic materials including green and food waste. The waste management company said that the trading platform – www.biotrading.co.uk – will allow sellers to “get a...

3 April 2018

Appointments round-up (03/04/2018)


Including news on the Wood Recyclers' Association; a promotion at TOMRA; two vehicle sector appointments; and other developments. Jamie Plevin joins Wood Recyclers’ board ...

21 March 2018

NRW wood case sees recycler fined


South Wales Wood Recycling (SWWR) has been fined £15,000 for breaches of an environmental permit relating to fire prevention plans and the disposal of fire-affected wood, in an investigation brought by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

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