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Welcome to the website of the ESA – the voice of the Waste & Resource 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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ENVIRONMENT AGENCY GUIDANCE

Useful Environment Agency Guidance

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ESA CIRCULAR ECONOMY VIDEO

Circular Economy video presentation from ESA Chairman David Palmer-Jones

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 ESA News & Comment

2014

21.03.2014
ESA COMMENT: ESA reaction to a reduction in glass recycling target

19.03.2014
Budget 2014 Reaction

17.03.2014
2014 Budget should cover specific areas for the industry says ESA

07.03.2014
ESA COMMENT:
ESA pleased to see joint agenda developing around the Circular Economy

04.03.2014
New report demonstrates clear reasons to crack down on waste crime says ESA

The ESAET report can be downloaded here

26.02.2013
Guidance on sentencing for waste criminals welcomed
by voice of industry, but more still needs to be done


12.02.2014

** IMPORTANT **

New MRF Regulations will set new high standards 
for recyclate say ESA



04.02.2014
Conservative 2020 report cautiously welcomed by
ESA


30.01.2014
ESA highlights the industry's change to a resource
management role on BBC's One Show


29.01.2014
Launch of edoc (Electronic Duty of Care) will offer
'real benefits' to the industry say ESA


20.01.2014
ESA COMMENT:
Defra's decision not to publish TEEP guidance is
'regrettable' says ESA


06.01.2014
ESA COMMENT:
ESA reacts to new DCLG guidance for local authorities 
on weekly rubbish collections


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 Upcoming Events

ESA / CIWM Training Events 2014

2014


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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