February 1, 2017
The Recycling Association will hold its Quality First Recycling conference in London.
The conference will take place at the BPP University Law School in London on 5 April, and will focus on the problems that face UK businesses when “sourcing and supplying quality recycled materials”. The conference will cover changing global requirements, illegal trade of sub-standard materials causing reputational damage, regulatory inconsistency and ambiguity, and an urgent need for full supply chain responsibility for changes in practice and discuss their challenges.
Simon Ellin, Chief Executive of The Recycling Association, said “failure to address these problems would damage the UK’s global reputation for the supply of high quality recycled materials and could result in declining markets and revenues”. Ellin also commented that “the Quality First Recycling Conference takes a long, hard look at the UK’s recycling supply chain and shines a spotlight on the challenges we face within this global market.
“The conference will look at the challenges faced by those who use, collect, sell, transport and design with recycled materials. Anyone who profits from the recycled materials sector, or whose business could profit in the future, has an interest in making this market work and should attend. The responsibility for making this sector work lies with a wide range of organisations and it is essential we work together to drive essential improvements. If we don’t, we can expect our markets and our margins to decline”.
Speakers who have confirmed include designer Wayne Hemingway MBE, Kevin Vyse of Marks and Spencer and Wade Schuetzberg of ACN, and “those attending will be able to ask the speakers questions and “identify changes needed to protect and enhance UK materials and businesses”. Information from the conference will be used by The Recycling Association to “inform the Quality First Campaign to drive improvements through the full recycling supply chain”.
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