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


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

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

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Recovering energy from waste FAQs

March 2021

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ESA Annual Report 2019 - 2020

December 2020