Plastics recycling trade body Recoup has reported that it attracted 12 new members in 2013.
These new members included SITA UK, RPC Group, Viridor, Machinex, Kent Resource Partnership, Centriforce Products, PlasRecycle, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Ashortwalk, Brunel University London, Campden BRI and Milton Keynes Council.
It also revealed that the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (EPRO), of which it is a member, added trade bodies from Netherlands, Canada and South Africa as members to takes it tally to 19 members from 16 countries.
Recoup chief executive Stuart Foster said: “Membership growth in 2013 for two key plastic recycling associations demonstrates growing importance of plastic recycling and continued commitment from leading stakeholders.
“In 2014, Recoup will continue to deliver a range of strategic, research and practical activities and projects across the plastics supply and recycling chain in partnership with its members and other stakeholders to improve the plastic recycling opportunity.”