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Waste crime costs England nearly a billion pounds a year

Waste crime costs England nearly a billion pounds a year

THE total annual cost of waste-related crime in England has increased by fifty-three per cent in just three years and now costs the country nearly a billion pounds a year, according to a recent study. A new report published today by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) shows that the cost of waste-related crime in England...

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“Planning system reforms must support UK’s ‘green recovery’,” says ESA

“Planning system reforms must support UK’s ‘green recovery’,” says ESA

A NEW report released today (July 12, 2021) by the Environmental Services Association (ESA), Planning for a Green Economic Recovery, sets out the crucial role that planning reforms could play in supporting the future development of circular economy infrastructure in the UK. As set out in the Queen’s Speech, significant reforms of the UK’s planning...

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Waste and recycling sector unites to tackle modern slavery

Waste and recycling sector unites to tackle modern slavery

THE waste and recycling sector’s leading professional membership and trade bodies, CIWM and ESA, yesterday announced a joint commitment to tackle slavery, forced labour and human trafficking across the industry. By working together, the two organisations will leverage their combined membership, which has a significant reach across the UK’s major waste and recycling operators, to...

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ESA backs WISH guidance over waste worker safety

ESA backs WISH guidance over waste worker safety

YESTERDAY evening (Thursday 2 April), the Waste Industry Safety & Health Forum (WISH) published its finalised guidance document drawn up to protect and reassure waste workers serving on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis. The guidance, which was produced in consultation with Public Health England (PHE), UK Government and ESA members, among many others, sets out safe working practices...

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Waste industry issues COVID-19 household rubbish guidance

Waste industry issues COVID-19 household rubbish guidance

BRITAIN’S biggest private recycling and waste management companies – along with industry and government bodies – have jointly issued advice for the public on how to manage household rubbish during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement co-ordinated by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and released on 25 March, industry and business reps urged members of...

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‘Suspension of HGV testing will help keep waste sector wheels turning’, says ESA

‘Suspension of HGV testing will help keep waste sector wheels turning’, says ESA

THE Environmental Services Association (ESA), has welcomed new guidance issued by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) that it will suspend MOT testing for all Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV), trailers and Public Service Vehicles (PSV) for up to three months. From Friday 20 March, all HGVs, trailers and PSVs with an annual safety test...

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Government grants waste sector ‘key worker’ status

Government grants waste sector ‘key worker’ status

AFTER appeals from industry bodies including ESA, the Government has granted ‘key worker’ status to the waste sector. Earlier this week, the Government announced that schools across the UK would be closed from Friday 20 March, for all children, except those of key workers and ‘vulnerable children’. The decision to class those in the waste...

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ESA weighs Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget

ESA weighs Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget

EARLIER today (Wednesday 11 March), Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget to Parliament, announcing the government’s spending plans for the following financial year. Besides a £5bn emergency response fund to support the NHS in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak and drastic changes in subsidies for red diesel (Deisel used in off-road vehicles), the...

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ESA welcomes momentum for reducing waste and boosting recycling

THE UK’s waste and recycling sector yesterday responded to the publication of the summary of responses to the Resources and Waste Strategy consultations. The Environmental Services Association (ESA), which represents the resources and waste industry, has welcomed the strong support for measures to reduce waste and boost recycling, and urged the incoming Prime Minister to...

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The Houses of Parliament

ESA welcomes the Secretary of State’s leadership on the environment

THE UK’s waste and recycling sector has today responded to Michael Gove’s speech at Kew Gardens setting out the UK Government’s ambition for the environment. The Environmental Services Association (ESA), which represents the resources and waste industry, has welcomed the ambition and commitment to tackle climate change and improve our natural environment. In particular, greater...

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