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


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

16.11.2020 Anti-EfW campaigners’ call for waste sector carbon law is misinformed and misleading

26.10.2020 Take Charge campaign launch - Consumers urged to join fight against 'Zombie Batteries' in bid to tackle recycling and waste fires

22.10.2020 ESA responds to new report exploring health effects of energy recovery in London

05.10.2020 SESA voices concerns over Scotland EfW carbon report



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