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PlasRecycle becomes Resource Association member

(L-R): PlasRecycle Chief Executive Duncan Grierson with Resource Association Chief Executive Ray Georgeson at the association’s stand at the recent Resource Event at the ExCeL in London.
(L-R): PlasRecycle Chief Executive Duncan Grierson with Resource Association Chief Executive Ray Georgeson at the association’s stand at the recent Resource Event at the ExCeL in London.

Plastic film reprocessing company PlasRecycle has become a full member of the Resource Association, a trade association for the reprocessing and recycling industries and their supply chain.

PlasRecycle opened the UK’s first facility for reprocessing post-consumer polythene bags and packaging films in 2013, which produces a plastic pellet that can be used for making bin bags, damp proof membrane and other products.

Its application was approved at a meeting of the association’s Board, which was held on Tuesday (10 March) 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.”

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. 

Its member companies and organisations represent an estimated £2.7 billion contribution to UK GDP, the recovery and recycling of over seven million tonnes annually and the employment of over 10,000

Find out more about the Resource Association or PlasRecycle. www.resourceassociation.com