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Resource Association members ratify closure

Members of the Resource Association voted unanimously to dissolve the organisation at the Association’s EGM at the London School of Economics on Tuesday (10 December).

Andy Doran (Chairman) presenting Ray Georgeson with an engraved tankard
Andy Doran (Chairman) presenting Ray Georgeson with an engraved tankard

Following the recent announcement of the organisation’s closure, the Association’s board has now confirmed that the Association will close on 31 December 2019 after eight years of activity.

Arrangements have now been made for handover of the Association’s key projects, with the organisation’s board agreeing that the End Destination of Recycling Charter will be taken over by the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) in January. The Association’s Recycling Quality Information Point (ReQIP) database will be handed over to Resource Futures, which has committed to refreshing this resource over the next year.

Both INCPEN and Resource Futures will make announcements on these projects in the New Year.

Chief Executive Ray Georgeson commented: “I am delighted that our colleagues from Resource Futures and INCPEN have stepped forward to take on two important elements of our past work.

“They have our full support in developing these projects further in the New Year – the importance of transparency in the end destination of recycling and clarity about the quality standards required by reprocessors to produce high-quality recycled products are recognised as vital elements in the future sustainability of UK recycling.”

Members presented Georgeson with an engraved tankard – the Resource Association’s traditional parting gift for retiring directors and supporters. Members were also presented with a tote bag made from the reuse of vinyl from several redundant exhibition display panels. 

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