Ecosurety and compliance start-up Dsposal join Resource Association
Compliance specialist Ecosurety and software start-up Dsposal have joined the Resource Association, bringing two compliance-based companies into the fold of businesses working to promote the UK’s reprocessing and recycling sectors.
The Resource Association currently has members treating over seven million tonnes of material annually and employing over 12,500 people.
Bristol-based Ecosurety provides training and waste collections as well as compliances services on batteries, packaging and WEEE. Last month, the company announced a deal with behavior change specialists Hubbub to produce two consumer-facing campaigns a year targeting the recycling of specific material streams, starting with the battery-focused ‘Bring Back Heavy metal’ campaign. Last year, the company created Circularety, a new platform to bring transparency to producer compliance while providing a crowdsourcing service for resource projects.
Commenting on the decision to join the Resource Association, Robbie Staniforth, Commercial Manager of Ecosurety: “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. We look forward to joining forces as part of the Resource Association’s established forum and developing our shared agenda.”
Resource Association Chief Executive Ray Georgeson commented: “We share with Ecosurety a common desire to see greater transparency in the waste and recycling sectors and we know they will bring their significant commercial acumen, drive and expertise to bear in our discussions as we move into an important new phase for development of resources and waste policy in the UK.”
Dsposal meanwhile is a Manchester-based start-up building an online, cloud-based waste management reporting and compliance platform that is available 24/7 and on all smartphones, tablets and computers.
The company’s founders say they ‘want to create the first truly interconnected, collaborative waste management software helping more people to see waste as a resource and driving the circular economy’. By overlapping a search facility of all EA permitted facilities with insurances, licenses and accreditations and a compliance directory, the company is hoping to make it easier for companies to find the right place to manage their waste.
Tom Passmore, CEO & Co-founder of Dsposal said: “We look forward to meeting and working with our fellow members in the coming months. We’re passionate about creating something that meets the needs of the industry and are always open to ideas and feedback.”
Georgeson concluded: “Dsposal [is] a start-up software business with strong interests in environmental compliance and the waste and resources sector. It’s a testament to our growing reach as a network with diverse supply chain interests that they have decided to show their support and get involved.”
More information about the Resource Association can be found on the organisation’s website.