What Do We Say?

As the voice of UK resource and waste management industry, we work closely with national and trade press, wider media and key internal and external stakeholders to highlight the issues that are affecting the industry and the wider economy, providing insight, comment and opinions to help inform business and public.

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Recent Press Releases


25.11.2021 ESA publishes Annual Report for 2020/2021

02.08.2021 Joint open letter to SoS regarding HGV diver shortages in waste industry

22.07.2021 Waste crime costs England nearly a billion pounds a year

13.07.2021 Planning system reforms must support UK’s “green recovery”

01.01.2021 Waste & recycling sector unites to tackle modern slavery 

30.06.2021 Recycling and waste management sector to invest £10bn to drive net zero by
2040 in huge opportunity to accelerate decarbonisation for the UK

16.06.2021 Prime Ministers task force supports ESA recommendations for risk-based regulation 

02.06.2021 Time for a re-think over complex EPR business waste proposals

16.04.2021 ESA: Extend response deadlines for EPR & DRS following consistency delay

24.03.2021 ESA welcome DRS & EPR consultations but question delay in Consistency

08.03.2021 Dispatches - Focus on energy recovery ignores the bigger picture

ESA has produced a supporting FAQ document around recoverying energy from waste alongside the above release

24.02.2021 Rise in fly-tipping signals need for tougher enforcement

13.01.2021 ESA responds to Westminster Hall “incineration” debate


27.11.2020 ESA Annual Report sets out strategy for 2021 and beyond


Recent Reports

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Recovering energy from waste FAQs

March 2021

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ESA Annual Report 2019 - 2020

December 2020