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UK environment benefits from EU membership

The UK’s environment has benefited significantly from membership of the EU and we believe that Britain should remain inside it.

Last month the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee stated that membership of the EU had improved the UK’s approach to environmental protection, and had ensured it was better protected for it. ecosurety welcomes and supports this conclusion.

We believe that reductions in pollution, protection of wildlife, and improvements in recycling would not have happened without the UK becoming a member. This latest report spells out the main benefits of belonging to the EU, and confirms ecosurety’s view that the UK should remain inside.

It’s abundantly clear the UK’s environmental progress would have not have been as impressive had it not been under the watchful eye of the EU. All of our 1,000-plus members are fully embedded in, and are implementing, recycling guidance based on EU Directives. 

Every time a UK producer files their annual obligations, they are individually working towards a cleaner, more sustainable UK, and that has to be applauded.

To find out more about how the EU referendum could affect your compliance, please contact our team at info@ecosurety.com or call 0845 0942228.


James Piper

Managing director

James joined in July 2009 as the marketing account manager. Now managing director, James combines his past market experience and the work undertaken directly with companies to ensure all Ecosurety members benefit from the best possible price and expertise. In 2016 James won the Institute of Directors South West Young Director of the Year award and the Business Leader Rising Star Award.  In 2017 he has been shortlisted for an edie Sustainability Leader Awardwon Business Green Leaders Award and featured in the Resource magazine annual top 100 list of the most influential people working in the waste industry.


Written by James Piper Published 28/04/2016 Topics Compliance

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