Horwood said: “This industry needs to be better understood. It clearly has a huge role to play in our ability to hit recycling and sustainability targets which are becoming ever more challenging. Metal recyclers are recovering materials to high specifications, for established markets at home and abroad. Metal recycling is about asset management not waste and I will be looking at ways to make sure that the UK capitalises on this.”
Hetherington said: “These visits are crucial in helping politicians to build an accurate understanding of metal recycling, which is an industry recovering 15 million tonnes of valuable secondary raw material every year, making massive energy and CO2 emission savings in the process.
“The BMRA is determined to build links with as many people as possible to keep metal recycling and sustainability on the political agenda.”