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What Do We Do?

The work ESA does involves embracing information and discussions with senior governmental departments, and feeding information from our members into those discussions.

Our aim is to raise standards across the sector, to ensure that the environment and the public are protected.  We work with members to develop guidance that makes the industry and safe, more efficient and environmentally friendly place to be.

We educate waste producers around their Duty of Care and what the legal requirements around responsible and legal disposal of material is.

We work closely with the UK's environmental regulators to help stamp out waste crime.  Encouraging our members and the public to report any incidences of waste crime, but also developing recommendations for what the Government can do to help reduce waste crime and therefore its impact on communitites, the environment and the UK's economy.

We promote the industry in a positive light, by engaging with national and trade press and hosting events and campaigns, as well as supporting our members in the public engagements that they do in their local areas.