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

26.11.2018 Government’s latest action on waste crime cautiously welcomed by the industry

15.11.2018 ESA endorses recommendations set out by Gove to tackle waste crime

29.10.2018 ESA welcomes Budget proposals to boost plastics recycling

26.10.2018 ESA: HM Treasury must help boost recycling investment

01.10.2018 Joint comment from ESA & FCC following their 'Plastic Fantastic' Bright Blue event at the Conservative Party Conference

01.10.2018 ESA calls for producers to pay the true cost of plastic

20.8.2018 REPORT: Smarter measures for the Circular Economy - why weight isn't working

18.8.2018 ESA welcomes public support to tackle plastic waste

10.7.2018 ESA welcomes National Infrastructure Assessment recommendations for resources and waste policy

14.6.2018 REPORT: A new approach to the problem of plastic waste

11.6.2018 ESA welcomes Government review into organised waste crime

6.6.2018 REPORT: Energy for the circular economy: how policy could prevent 60m tonnes of waste going to landfill


Recent Reports

Report on weight-based targets

Why Wait? Weight isn't working
Smarter measures for the circular economy

Aug 2018

Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a use-based approach to decision and policy making

June 2018

Energy for the Circular Economy: an overview of energy from waste in the UK

June 2018

Spotlight on health and safety: contrasting performance in the waste and recycling industry

February 2018