RESOURCE ASSOCIATION WELCOMES PLASRECYCLE INTO FULL MEMBERSHIP

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Resource Association, the trade association for the reprocessing and recycling industries and their supply chain, today welcomed post-consumer plastic film reprocessor PlasRecycle into Full Membership of the Association.  PlasRecycle’s application was approved at a meeting of the Association’s Board today in Belfast.

Duncan Grierson, Chief Executive of PlasRecycle, said:

"We are very pleased to join the Resource Association as a member. We are both part of the big move towards a Circular Economy, putting waste materials back into the manufacturing system. We are already recycling plastic bags from 50 local authorities, converting this waste stream back into granulate for making various products. We provide a UK based green solution which is an alternative to landfill, incineration or export".

Ray Georgeson, Chief Executive of the Resource Association said:

“We warmly welcome PlasRecycle into the membership and appreciate their support for our work promoting the recycling quality agenda and the development of green jobs and circular economy solutions here in the UK.  We look forward to their active involvement in our activities at this important time for future resources policy development.”

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  1. The Resource Association focuses on championing the value of UK reprocessing and recycling in terms of employment, resource efficiency and integrity, carbon reduction and our role in the low-carbon, green economy.  It works with Governments across the UK, the European Commission, other trade associations and stakeholders with shared interests.  Our member companies and organisations represent an estimated £2.7bn contribution to UK GDP, the recovery and recycling of over 7 million tonnes annually and the employment of over 10,000 people.  Further information at www.resourceassociation.com
  2. PlasRecycle has built the U.K.'s first plant to recycle post-consumer plastic bags back into useful product. The company has developed technology that can process plastic bags and other films from local authorities and waste companies into pellet that can be used for making bin bags, damp proof membrane ("builders’ film") and other products. The plant has been funded by a £12 million investment from private and public investors. Further information at www.plasrecycle.com
  3. PHOTO: Association Chief Executive Ray Georgeson pictured with PlasRecycle Chief Executive Duncan Grierson at the Association’s stand at the recent Resource Event, held in ExCEL on March 3-5th 2015 www.resource-event.com