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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

JULY 2014

14.08.2014
SESA provides evidence to Scottish Parliament inquiries

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


JUNE 2014

30.06.2014
ESA welcomes HMRC's consultation on Landfill Tax

27.06.2014
ESA and WISH launch consultation on DRAFT Fires Guidance

26.06.2014 
ESA welcomes ICE call for more strategic direction in England's waste policy

19.06.2014
Shadow minister outlines plans to promote resource security and encourage investment

18.06.2014
Minister signals strong focus on waste crime at CIWM and ESA annual conference

17.06.2014 
ESA and Members support Recycle Week 2014

17.06.2014
ESA congratulate Chairman on becoming FEAD
President


04.06.2014
ESA shows its support for EU Green Week and the 
Circular Economy




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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