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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

NOVEMBER 2014

18.11.2014
ESA concerned by England's continued stagnating recycling rates

17.11.2014
ESA Director General Barry Dennis to retire after over 20 years at the Association

13.11.2014
ESA and CIWM announce closer partnership working and new 'voice' for waste and resource management industry 

06.11.2014
ESA welcomes the Resource Association to its
partnership with CIWM for its Annual Conference

OCTOBER 2014

30.10.2014
Disappointing rise in flytipping cases illustrates the
impact of cutbacks to local authority resources say ESA
.

22.10.2014
EFRA Committee's 'wide ranging' report welcomed by 
ESA


20.10.2014
New guidance reducing fire risk welcomed by ESA

17.10.2014
ESA: Defra wrong to withdraw PFI credits

09.10.2014
SESA welcomes clarity on Scottish landfill tax

07.10.2014
ESA supports FEAD circular economy strategy

The recently released FEAD Strategy
'Driving the Circular Economy - A FEAD Strategy
for 2014-2020
' can be downloaded here

** FEAD President, and ESA Chairman, David Palmer-Jones' speech from the launch event can be found here **

SEPTEMBER 2014

17.09.2014
ESA believes waste PFI programme delivered for UK
landfill diversion
 
15.09.2014

ESA's first Biowaste strategy identifies actions to move
the sector towards a Circular Economy


05.09.2014
ESA encouraged by Governments commitment to waste crime

AUGUST 2014

14.08.2014
SESA provides evidence to Scottish Parliament inquiries

JULY 2014

18.07.2014
Industry group writes to Ministers highlighting the 
need for investment in waste treatment infrastructure
in the UK
 

** A copy of the letter can be found here **

15.07.2014
ESA welcome appointment on new Defra Minister
Elizabeth Truss


09.07.2014
ESA comment on recent IPPR briefing paper on
resource policy and EEF report into resource security


07.07.2014
ESA Board reaffirms its commitment to reducing
accidents within the sector


04.07.2014
ESA Director General receives Lifetime Achievement
award at MRW National Recycling Awards


02.07.2014
ESA welcomes direction and ambition set out in
European Commissions proposals for a Circular Economy


Click here to see all previous press releases


UPCOMING EVENTS

2014

Click here to see all events

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Click here for updates on the ESA / CIWM Training Events 2014

Click here for the Members Health and Safety Toolbox Talks forum




   

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