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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

AUGUST 2015

24.08.2015
ESA: Demand side measures essential for "more ambitious" Circular Economy Package

20.08.2015
Improved Welsh recycling figures show that ambition
can produce results say WESA


10.08.2015
Trends in recycling rate increase need to be improved
say ESA


04.08.2015
ESA welcomes UN's new Sustainable Development Goals


JULY 2015

16.07.2015
Cautious conclusions should be drawn following release
of first round of data from MRF Regs say ESA


08.07.2015
ESA comments on Summer Budget 2015


JUNE 2015

11.06.2015
Dedicated email set up by Environment Agency for
ESA Members to report waste crime


10.06.2015
Trade Association Group Press Release
Joint letter sent to new Resource Minister requesting meeting to discuss future direction of resource policy.

Letter can be downloaded here

03.06.2015
ESA welcomes confirmation of Defra Minister's responsibilities


MAY 2015

29.05.2015
R&WUK - 
Resources and Waste UK 'Manifesto' highlights proactive EU engagement as a key policy priority for
2015


28.05.2015
EU Circular Economy questionnaire covers key areas,
but little indication of future Commission measures 
says ESA


15.05.2015
Joint conference explores the tension between austerity
and ambition, and the challenges ahead for the UK
waste and resources sector


12.05.2015
ESA welcomes increased recycling rates but warns
market turbulence may affect figures to come


11.05.2015
ESA welcomes appointments made in the Cabinet
reshuffle


08.05.2015
Waste and recycling issues must be represented in new government say ESA


Click here to see all previous press releases


EVENTS & TRAINING

  ESA / CIWM Training

Click here for updates on the ESA and CIWM Training courses for 2015.

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2015 Events

RWM
15 - 17 September 2015, NEC

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IRRC Waste to Energy Forum
12 - 13 October 2015, Vienna

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CIWM Sustainability and Resource Awards
05 November 2015, London

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RDF Conference 2015
25 November 2015, London

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BOOKING NOW OPEN!!
ESA Annual Lunch
27 November 2015, London Marriott Grosvenor Square, London

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SMi Energy from Waste
07 - 08 December 2015, London


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Toolbox Talk Forum

Click here for the Members Health and Safety 


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ESA CIRCULAR ECONOMY VIDEO

Circular Economy video presentation from ESA Chairman David Palmer-Jones

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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: 95,000 people
  • Municipal waste handled each year: over 26 million tonnes
  • 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.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions down by 70% since 1990.
  • The top seven companies account for approximately 40% of turnover. Many hundreds of SMEs provide either localised or more specialised services