Welcome to the ESA!

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is the trade body representing the UK's resource and waste management industry. While people talk about the circular economy, our members are helping to bring it about every day.

A sustainable, low-carbon economy of the future depends on quality recycled materials and world-class resources and waste management. ESA members collect, process and deliver these resources and are innovating and investing for a long-term zero-waste, zero-carbon future, building sustainable infrastructure and creating jobs. 

We do this through three strategic goals:

  1. Maximising the use of waste as a vital resource and aiming for a zero-carbon UK
  2. Working with policy makers to create the right conditions for investment in an efficient and high-performing service
  3. Driving the highest standards to protect the environment, the public and our workforce

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