The move enables Ecosurety to contribute further to key debates on the waste and recycling industry at Government level
Ecosurety will provide the Resource Association, which advocates making the most of secondary materials generated by the waste and recycling industry, with expertise on how to improve the UK’s waste infrastructure through the principle of compliance.
Ecosurety will also offer unique insight from the point of view of the producer but also the recycler, says Robbie Staniforth, commercial manager at Ecosurety. Feedback, culled from 1,000-plus Ecosurety producer members, will be used to help inform Government policy.
Workable and sustainable improvements
One of the first tasks will be to provide feedback on the Government’s consultation for a potential bring back scheme for plastic drinks bottles. Robbie commented “Both Ecosurety and the Resource Association believe the waste industry can function better. At present we believe it is lacking transparency and is not functioning well."
“We want to use our unique vantage point of understanding both the producer’s and recycler’s positions, and suggest workable and sustainable improvements that will increase the UK’s overall recycling rates.”
Ray Georgeson, chief executive at the Resource Association, explains, “Ecosurety caught our eye as an organisation that works collaboratively in the best interests of the waste and recycling industry to raise key issues."
"We believe the organisation’s expertise will provide another level of gravitas when discussing solutions with Government departments, to ultimately help the UK deliver greater resource productivity and high quality recycling.”
Founded in 2003, Ecosurety is the UK’s leading resource efficiency specialist with end to end services including batteries, packaging and WEEE compliance, training and waste collections. With more than 1,000 customers including The Co-operative Group, Innocent and Virgin Media, Ecosurety is leading change in approaches to environmental compliance throughout the UK, driving ever greater efficiencies of resource use.
Committed to reducing the environmental impact of UK businesses while improving performance, Ecosurety is targeting to influence over one million tonnes of waste by 2020.
About the Resource Association
The Resource Association is a professional advocacy body for the reprocessing and recycling industries with a mission is to support the development of a sustainable and healthy industry by providing a voice, forum and leadership for the materials reprocessing and recycling industries, as well as related environmental and social interests. Member companies promote the management of materials as resources not wastes.
Find out more by visiting www.resourceassociation.com
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