FCC Environment has become an affiliate member of the Resource Association (RA), which represents reprocessing and recycling industries and their supply chain.
Paul Taylor, group chief executive of FCC Environment, said: “Circular economy thinking is bringing into sharper focus the need for quality recyclate rather than simply focusing on the quantity of materials we recover.
“In the absence of a clear roadmap for future policy emerging from the Government, we look forward to engaging in a debate with our fellow members to help shape our industry’s future.”
Ray Georgeson, RA chief executive, said: “We warmly welcome FCC into the membership and appreciate its support for our work promoting the recycling quality agenda and the development of green jobs. here in the UK.
“We look forward to the company’s active involvement in our activities at this important time for future resources policy development.”
Peter Clayson, RA chairman, said the new member represented an important milestone for the association being “the first admittance of a major integrated resource and waste management company”.
“FCC Environment’s active involvement will contribute positively to our debates and discussion and add further weight to our representations to the Government,” he added.
Other major firms in membership include Novelis, Coca-Cola Enterprises and DS Smith.