A group of wood recyclers have visited Germany to see how the material is recycled there.
The trip involved 12 members of the Wood Recycling Association who visited the country as guess of their German equivalent trade body BAV and were led by WRA chairman Clem Spencer of Wood Yew Waste.
As part of the visit, they saw a biomass facility in Mannheim and a recycling plant at Karlsruhe.
Discussions were also held with representatives from wood recycling industries in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Clem Spencer said: “This enormously valuable visit should prove an important first step in the development of a closer relationship between the BAV and WRA and eventually between the wood recycling industries of a number of EU countries. Measures have already been agreed to take the process forward.”