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02.08.2021 Joint open letter to SoS regarding HGV driver shortages in the 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 deadline for EPR & DRS following consistency delay 

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

09.03.2021 Dispatches - Focus on energy recovery ignores the bigger picture

ESA has produced a supporting FAQ document around recovering 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 Veolia’s Gavin Graveson named new ESA chairman

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

23.09.2020 ESA open letter to DEFRA Secretary of State committing to Standard For Responsible Export (SFRE)

19.08.2020 ESA to launch battery recycling campaign in bid to
reduce waste fires

 19.08.2020 HMRC must “stay the course” on plastics tax plans

31.07.2020 Energy-from-Waste is vital infrastructure that we
all rely upon; it’s time to stop demonising it

16.07.2020 ESA welcomes Policy Connect EfW report

01.07.2020 Environmental Services Association calls for permiting overhaul to support green recovery

19.05.2020 STATEMENT - Waste sector to the public

14.05.2020 SESA ready to work with Scottish DRS to ensure its success

21.04.20 Position on waste transfer notes “common sense” approach by regulator

07.04.20 Environment Agency storage approach provides some relief to pressured waste sites

03.04.2020 ESA supports WISH guidance to keep waste
workers safe during COVID-19 crisis

25.03.2020 Joint industry statement: “We’re working hard to keep recycling and waste services operating as normal”

23.03.2020 COVID-19 Vehicle tests

19.03.2020 Waste sector is essential to UK and operatives must be classed as “key-workers”

12.03.2020 COVID-19 pandemic – resources and waste management

12.03.2020 Budget 2020 commentary - plastics tax is a bold step in the right direction but budget is mixed picture

13.01.2020 Independent report finds contracted council waste collections achieve higher recycling and better value for money than in-house services

07.01.2020 ESA and CIWM host free waste crime webinar series

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