About Us

The WRA was established in 2001. Our aim is to represent the wood recycling industry and its interests to Government and other regulatory bodies.

We have a wide membership which currently stands at over 90 companies and represents more than 85 per cent of recycled wood in the UK. Our members include wood re-processors, panel board mills, renewable energy suppliers, technology manufacturers, consultancies and specialist insurance and health & safety companies. We also enjoy reciprocal membership with the Resource Association.

Our work includes the Wood Packaging Protocol, which enables the calculation of the amount of packaging being processed in the UK, and a wood packaging recognition training package to be delivered within the workplace.

We have also produced the Wood Recyclers’ Code of Practice, designed to raise operational, quality, environmental and health & safety standards within the sector.

The WRA played a major part in the production of an industry standard, Publicly Available Specification 111 (PAS111), which was published in April 2012.

The WRA meets quarterly. Discussions include a range of subjects from potential new markets to environmental and regulatory issues.