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Tradition Green works with its clients to provide clear, efficient brokerage services for clients in the emerging RDF / SRF markets. 

Tradition Green leads by example, and is at the forefront of the new and emerging environmental markets of Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and Solid-recovered fuel (SRF). 

The Recyclable Materials business facilitates transactional and logistics services for plastics, metals and other recyclable materials between large and medium enterprises. Focused on French, Benelux Spanish and UK markets, it has been designed to aid transactions over a wide geographical area, allowing for greater expansion of client business in this emerging market.

Key to this market are physically settled trades for waste Polyethylene films coming from both agricultural and construction industries. 



RDF is a generic term for fuel that is derived from municipal or commercial waste. It consists of the combustible components of municipal waste, such as plastics and biodegradable waste, which are removed and processed for re-use, rather than ending up in landfill where it will decompose and produce methane, or may not decompose for hundreds of years.  SRF is a quality controlled RDF product. 

RDF can be used in a variety of ways to produce electricity, including alongside traditional sources of fuel in coal power plants. In Europe RDF can be used in the cement industry, where the strict standards of the Waste Incineration Directive are met.

RDF is used across Europe, and emerging trade routes are growing between the UK, France, the Netherlands and Germany. In 2014 alone, the UK exported 2.4 million tonnes of RDF, up from 1.6 million tonnes in 2013. 

Tradition Green is proud to be at the forefront of this new environmental market. 


Tradition Green works with its clients in Europe to provide clear, professional brokerage services for RDF and SRF, including:

Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) physical contracts
Solid recovered fuel / specified recovered fuel (SRF) physical contracts
Other recyclable materials

Contact us on 020 7550 1750 / +33 (0)6 51 73 74 32 or biomass@traditiongreen.com for market pricing and further information on how to trade.