ORG and REA
White Moss are members of ORG and our technical experts regularly attend sector group meetings.
The Organics Recycling Group (ORG) was formed by the merger of the Association for Organics Recycling (AfOR) and the Renewable Energy Association (REA) on January 1st 2013. This merger created a membership based of around 1,100 companies, organisations and individuals.
The ORG is the direct successor to AfOR and will to continue AfOR’s years of highly successful work in representing the interests of the biowaste industry. AfOR was the leading trade organisation for the biodegradable waste management industry in the UK. Set up in 1994 AfOR has grown in size and stature and now represents a modern proactive not for profit organisation within the wider waste industry.
The objective of the group is to promote the sustainable management of biodegradable resources, covering both aerobic and anaerobic technologies. It specializes in issues covering the collection, treatment and use of biodegradable resources, to complement the generic work undertaken by the REA on distributed generation, financial incentives, the Renewables Obligation, planning etc.
REA was established in 2001 as a not-for-profit trade association, representing British renewable energy producers and promoting the use of renewable energy in the UK. REA helps our members build commercially and environmentally sustainable businesses whilst increasing the contribution of renewable energy to the UK’s electricity, heat, transport and green gas needs.
Its membership also includes composters, following the merger of the Association for Organics Recycling (formerly the Composting Association) in 2013. The REA endeavours to achieve the right regulatory framework for renewables and organics waste recycling to deliver an increasing contribution to the UK’s electricity, heat, recycling and transport needs.
Our membership is active across the whole spectrum of technologies and renewable energy applications electric power, heat, CHP, transport biofuels, biomethane to grid (“green gas”), energy storage, electric vehicles and, following our merger in 2013 with AfOR, the production of compost. Our members comprise generators, project developers, fuel producers and distributors, equipment manufacturers and distributors, those in organics recycling and service providers. Members range in size from major multi-nationals to sole traders. The Wood Heat Association is a subsidiary of REA, the largest renewable energy industry association in the UK.