The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice of the UK's waste management industry, today published its new EU policy manifesto at a roundtable event on resource efficiency held in Brussels
The ESA publication, "Towards a Resource-Efficient Europe", is addressed to decision makers at all of the EU institutions and sets out four key priorities:
The launch event, hosted by the CBI's British Business Bureau, included contributions from: Ian Goodfellow, acting Chairman of ESA; William Neal, a member of Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik's cabinet; Bas Eickhout, a Green Member of the European Parliament's Environment Committee; and Andy Lebrecht, the UK's Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU.
ESA's acting chairman, Ian Goodfellow, said: "The waste and resource management industry makes an important contribution to resource efficiency, green growth, and to employment, which is not always fully recognised.
"We believe that the policies set out in the ESA's manifesto are urgently needed if the waste and resource management industry is to play its full part in helping the European economy recover from recession, and achieve green economic growth, while protecting people and the environment. Our industry should be at the heart of the European debate on how to achieve these shared goals."
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