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Welcome to the website of the ESA – the trade association for the UK's Resource & Waste Management Industry.

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is working to transform waste and resource management in the UK.  Our work helps enable our members to turn Britain’s waste into valuable resources whilst protecting the environment. 

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PRESS RELEASES & COMMENT


APRIL 2018

26 April 2018
Ambitious UK Plastics Pact supported by ESA

19 April 2018
Frictionless trade in recyclable waste vital post Brexit

10 April 2018
Cash strapped councils should use competition for waste services to maximise flexibility


MARCH 2018

29 March 2018
Deposit scheme needs to work with other policies says ESA

22 March 2018
ESA welcomes London Assembly Environment Committee report on putting Londons resources to best use

13 March 2018
ESA welcomes call for evidence on tackling single use plastics

06 March 2018
Eunomia report highlights lack of transparency in current system says ESA


FEBRUARY 2018

22 February 2018
UK recycling rates remain in the doldrums says ESA

16 February 2018
ESA shine spotlight on contrasting health and safety performance across the industry

15 February 2018
ESA perplexed by the London Assembly Environment Committees report on EfW


JANUARY 2018

17 January 2018
ESA welcomes the Governments continued commitment to tackling waste crime

11 January 2018
ESA welcomes 25 year plan but action still needed to create demand for recycled material


DECEMBER 2017

14 December 2017
ESA welcomes chief scientific advisers report From Waste to Resource Productivity


NOVEMBER 2017

30 November 2017
Six million tonnes of UK waste will be without a home by 2030 finds independent review

27 November 2017
ESA welcomes Industrial Strategy's commitments to the resources sector

24 November 2017
ESA Chairman outlines his priorities for the Association

22 November 2017
ESA welcomes Budget proposals to stamp out waste crime and single use plastics

20 November 2017
ESA calls for Chancellor to tackle irresponsible packaging

02 November 2017
ESA calls for health and safety improvements across the sector


OCTOBER 2017

12 October 2017
ESA welcomes waste industry recognition in governments clean growth strategy

 


EVENTS & TRAINING

  ESA / CIWM Training

Click here for updates on the ESA and CIWM Training courses for 2018.

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2018 Events

CIWM Cleaner Communities Day
18 April 2018
Wigan
Call 01604 823342 or
email victoria.knight@ciwm.co.uk
to register your interest

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FEAD Event @ IFAT - Open markets for waste to recovery: a prerequisite for the transition to a circular economy?
15 May 2018
IFAT, Munich

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World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit
23-24 May 2018
London

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Resourcing the Future Conference and Exhibition
13-14 June 2018
London

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UKELA Annual Conference 2018 - Past Reflections and Future Horizons: Environmental law in a post-Brexit World
22 -24 June 2018
Canterbury

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Metals Recycling Event
11-12 July 2018
NAEC, Stoneleigh

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RWM 2018
12–13 September 2018
NEC Birmingham

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Scottish Resources Conference and Exhibition
03-04 October 2018
Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Call 01604 823342 or
email victoria.knight@ciwm.co.uk
to register your interest

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SAVE THE DATE – ESA Annual Lunch
30 November 2018
London Marriott, Grosvenor Square

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ENVIRONMENT AGENCY DOCUMENTATION

Useful Environment Agency Guidance

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The sector at a glance

  • Total turnover: £11bn
  • Direct Employment: Almost 100,000 people
  • The industry is geographically diverse (to be close to waste generation) and provides jobs and apprenticeships – at all levels to local economies across the country
  • The sector collects over £1 billion each year in landfill tax alone, and pays business rates to local communities.
  • Municipal waste handled each year: over 26 million tonnes
  • Invested approximately £5 billion in new infrastructure in the past five years 
  • Energy generated (from waste combustion and landfill gas) each year: approximately 6,700 GWh (1.5% of the UK's total electricity supply and around 20% of our renewable electricity).
  • The top seven companies account for approximately 40% of turnover. Many hundreds of SMEs provide either localised or more specialised services