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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

2015

JANUARY 

23.01.2015
ESA disappointed at Circular Economy package
withdrawal


12.01.2012
SESA welcomes clarification on Scottish landfill tax regulations

12.01.2015
ESA disappointed by Government's lack of ambition

** A copy of the Government response can be
found here **


07.01.2015
ESA gives evidence to parliamentary inquiry into litter


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DECEMBER 2014

22.12.2014
ESA welcomes publication of EA note on separate collection

** The EA Briefing Note can be downloaded here **
 
16.12.2014
ESA regrets uncertainty around future of EU's circular economy proposals

11.12.2014
Industry, manufacturers and NGO's write to Secretary of State Liz Truss MP to state dismay at news about the circular economy package, and to call for Defra to express support 

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

10.12.2014
New Executive Director appointed to head up ESA

04.12.2014
ESA welcomes new landfill tax testing requirement announced in the Autumn Statement

01.12.2014
ESA sets out its Autumn Statement priorities


NOVEMBER 2014

26.11.2014
SESA addresses Scottish waste crime conference

21.11.2014
All change at the top at ESA Annual Lunch as new Chairman addresses Members

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


Click here to see all previous press releases


UPCOMING EVENTS

ESA / CIWM Training
  • Click here for updates on the ESA /CIWM Training events for 2015 


Toolbox Talk Forum

  • Click here for the Members Health and Safety 


2015 Events
  • FEAD General Assembly and Conference
  • 22 and 23 June 2015, London
  • CIWM & ESA Conference
  • 24 - 25 June 2015, London
  • RWM
  • 15 - 17 September 2015, NEC

Click here to see all events

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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