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The WRA has more than 100 member companies representing over 86 per cent of the UK’s wood recyclers and reprocessors.
We act on behalf of our members to provide a voice for the sector at the highest levels, working closely with the Environment Agency, DEFRA and other trade associations and recycling bodies to influence and advise on issues affecting our industry, including legislation.Our members include wood recyclers and reprocessors, panel board mills, renewable energy suppliers, technology manufacturers, consultancies and specialist insurance and health & safety companies. We also enjoy reciprocal membership with our German equivalent BAV and the UK-based Resource Association.
The WRA was formed in 2001 by a small group of wood recyclers who wanted to raise standards in the industry and ensure its needs continued to be recognised and met by those in power. Today two of the original WRA founders still sit on the Board, along with others from a vast array of backgrounds who all give their time on a voluntary basis to work alongside our Executive Director.
The WRA holds quarterly meetings which include presentations on a range of subjects from potential new markets to environmental and regulatory issues. We also aim to host at least one site tour of a member company at least once a year.