Welcome to the RDF Industry Group
“The RDF Industry Group brings together organisations from across the European RDF supply chain, providing a platform to address issues faced by the sector and to explore new opportunities. As Chair of the RDF Industry Group, I work collectively with our members to represent the industry in providing a respected, informed and expert voice.
The RDF Industry Group was established in January 2015 by environmental consultancy Eunomia (acting as Group secretariat), when a number of waste management companies wanted to come together to explore the opportunities surrounding the export of RDF from the UK to mainland Europe. The Group currently has 31 members, representing approximately 64% of RDF exported from the UK (in 2016). You can find out more about our current members on the Our Members page.
As both the industry and the Group mature, we’re at an important cross-roads. The RDF industry now forms a vital and flexible treatment route for around 14% of the UK’s residual waste. It is worth circa £0.5 billion annually, and RDF production supports over 6,800 additional jobs in the UK. Over 700,000 tonnes of CO2e emissions were saved in 2016 by exporting RDF rather than sending the waste to landfill.
It also faces a number of challenges to the legitimate, environmentally-sound export of RDF. We’re working collectively to keep standards high by sharing good practice. The Group’s Code of Practice sets out the high standards to which all members commit. Alongside this, the RDF Industry Group provides evidence-based information on the legal, environmental and economic rationales for RDF export, and engages with environmental regulators across the UK and Europe.
The Group welcomes enquiries from prospective members, so if you’d like to find out more about joining us then please see our Become a Member page. To get in touch, please do so via the secretariat’s details below.”
Robert Corijn, RDF Industry Group Chair (Marketing Manager at Attero B.V.)