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Thursday, July 19, 2018

We, the cosignatories of this call to action, welcome the voluntary commitments introduced in the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy to boost the uptake of recycled plastics, but we believe that without minimum recycled content legislation there is not enough incentive for product manufacturers to shift from using virgin to recycled plastic feedstock on a long-term basis.

2018 Quality Recognition Award recipients
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Resource Association has announced the recipients of its annual Quality Recognition Awards, designed to celebrate high-quality recycling delivered to reprocessors.  The Awards were made yesterday (16 July) during the Association’s summer lecture event, held at the National Liberal Club in London.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Resource Association welcomed today’s long-awaited publication of A Green Future, the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.

Friday, January 5, 2018

The Resource Association is calling for leadership from the UK Government to stimulate secondary markets in the UK for plastic waste and increase producer responsibility for plastic products placed on the UK market as China moves to ban the import of foreign plastic recyclate.

Friday, January 5, 2018

The Resource Association has welcomed the publication of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee’s report on Disposable Packaging: Coffee Cups as an important contribution to the debate, drawing attention to this significant consumer concern.

Chief Executive Ray Georgeson commented:

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Resource Association has welcomed the announcement that agreement has been reached between the European Council and Parliament on the headline proposals for revision of various waste and packaging legislation (the Circular Economy Package) at a meeting that concluded in the early hours of Monday 18th December.

Chief Executive Ray Georgeson commented:

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Resource Association today welcomed publication of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, which included a clear emphasis on workng towards a circular economy and delivering greater resource productivity as essential elements of British business in future years. Chief Executive Ray Georgeson commented: