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24 November 2020

News in brief (24/11/20)

With news on: Pronar shredder from Global Recycling Solutions; Machinex celebrates 50th anniversary; new lid from Storm; and Yotta partners with Panasonic. Pronar ...


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.


20 November 2020

Enva fined over Paisley magnet fatality 


Enva Scotland has been fined £264,000 for the death of an employee working on a shredder at its Burnbrae Road, Paisley facility in 2018. The incident took place on 28 March 2018 at an industrial unit owned by recycling company ...

13 November 2020

Wood sector asks Defra for target ‘explanation’  


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%.

10 November 2020

Wood sector stunned by packaging targets


Packaging waste targets published by Defra yesterday (November 9) have shocked the wood recycling sector, with some saying it has become "collateral damage" of the government's Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Yesterday’s release of the ...

27 October 2020

Welsh lockdown worries for waste wood sector


The Wood Recyclers’ Association has written to the Welsh Government asking it to take urgent action to safeguard the supply of waste wood, after Wales was put into a 17 day “fire break” lockdown on Friday night. The ...

23 October 2020

PackFlow finds recycling targets ‘achievable’


Packaging waste recycling and recovery targets for 2020 through to 2022 are “broadly achievable” according to updated PackFlow reports published this week. But, the reports caution that the targets will be "challenging ...

22 October 2020

Eco Sustainable awarded £12m organics contract


Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) council has awarded a 10-year contract worth £12 million to Eco Sustainable Solutions, for the treatment of the authority’s organic waste. The contract was previously held by Eco ...

16 October 2020

Andy Hill to step down as WRA chair


Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) Chair Andy Hill will be standing down from his role at the trade body’s annual general meeting next March.   Mr Hill has been chair for eight

2 October 2020

Welsh council considers in-house wood recycling


A Welsh council is considering building an in-house waste wood recycling facility which it says will “reduce the environmental impacts associated with waste wood management”.   Blaenau Gwent ...

18 August 2020

Glennmont seeking ‘positive solution’ for Port Clarence


Renewable energy fund manager Glennmont Partners says a “positive solution” is still being sought for the 325,000 tonne-per-year capacity Port Clarence biomass project, but progress has been stalled by the coronavirus pandemic.

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