The ESA has developed policy positions on a range of issues affecting the waste management industry and the wider economy where regulation and legislation have a direct bearing on our members’ interests.

These include waste crime, the Circular Economy, recycling, energy from waste, competition, planning, finance, health & safety and more.

Recent policy papers include the following (for the full list going back to 2002, see Publications)

2018 reports and briefings

Joint ESA-DWMA Communique on trade in waste - April 2018

Delivering best value through competition - April 2018

Spotlight on health and safety - February 2018

ESA IBA sampling protocol - January 2018

ESA IBA ‘Start up’ sampling procedure diagram - January 2018

2017 reports and briefings

UK residual waste capacity gap analysis - November 2017

Focus on health and safety performance in the waste and resource management industry - November 2017

Rethinking waste crime - May 2017

Planning for a Circular Economy - April 2017