ESA's Working Groups have 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.

See here to get involved with ESA policy work and contribute towards the development of industry positions. 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