Producer responsibility compliance scheme Ecosurety brings high-level recycling and producer responsibility expertise to the city.
As a leading compliance scheme, Ecosurety works with many leading brands and producers to help improve the capacity and transparency of UK recycling. In moving to Central Bristol, Ecosurety joins a fast-growing list of businesses working in environmental and sustainability sectors that have chosen to operate from the city.
Originally set up 17 years ago, Ecosurety has spent that time working with UK producers placing packaging, batteries and EEE onto the market to source high quality recycling evidence which is required of them under UK law. With over 1,000 members including Danone, Co-Operative Group, Innocent and Virgin Media, Ecosurety is recognised for its collaborative, can-do business approach as well as its commitment to building the UK recycling sector through impactful innovation, education and strategic investment.
Bristol has a long track-record of businesses operating in the sustainable and environmental sectors. With climate change concern at a record high, it is perhaps no surprise that the city continues to expand its network of organisations based there. In the new Environment Bill, DEFRA announced its plans to establish a new Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) in the city. Not only this, Bristol was listed for the second consecutive year as the best city in the UK for recycling services, making Ecosurety’s move into the city centre more fitting than ever.
Assisting with the transition to a more circular economy
Commenting on the move, James Piper, CEO of Ecosurety said “We’re delighted to be moving into the centre of Bristol - a city so well recognised for its sustainability and recycling credentials. Over the last few years, we’ve witnessed a huge increase in interest from businesses keen to have a positive impact on recycling in the UK."
"It is my hope that Ecosurety’s more central Bristol location will enable the company to expand its network of partners helping to improve UK recycling as well as assisting with the transition to a more circular economy.”
On 28 November 2019, Ecosurety became the first UK based compliance scheme to launch an investment fund to finance projects tackling the negative effects that packaging, batteries and electronic waste have on the environment. The Ecosurety Exploration Fund is open to any UK based company, charity, academic institution, not-for-profit or community groups. Ecosurety has ring-fenced £1million of finance as it strives to accelerate the innovative and exciting new ideas and technologies that can lower the environmental impact of packaging, batteries and WEEE. Applications for funding must be submitted by 11.59pm on 10 March 2020.
Ecosurety's new registered and correspondence address is: Ecosurety Ltd, Fermentation Building South, Hawkins Lane, Finzels Reach, Bristol, BS1 6JQ.
Fermentation Buildings, Finzels reach, Bristol
Marketing projects specialist
Ben joined the team at the beginning of 2015 and helps drive marketing communications and projects for Ecosurety, including project managing the launch of the Ecosurety Exploration Fund and website content development.