An essential part of my role is to respond to an ever-increasing demand for information and feedback among producers, recyclers and industry bodies, as well as from the Government, over key issues such as exporting waste, single-use plastics, the circular economy and compliance legislation.
For the past 13 years we have been dedicated to helping companies navigate the waste and recycling regulations, and we now represent the interests of many of the most recognisable brands in the UK.
We work with them directly on industry consultations, as well as ensuring that they receive excellent customer service and value for money, no matter what their size. We are also present on many influential working groups including The UK Plastics Pact set up by WRAP, in an advisory role.
We are convinced that the UK has the potential to radically change and improve the way resources are managed through extended producer responsibility, to ultimately maximise UK recycling as a result, and we will always be at the forefront of that conversation.
There are number of key government consultations, outlined in the timeline below, that provide an opportunity for industry to input into the upcoming environmental policy changes.
Ecosurety will be responding to all relevant consultations on behalf of our members after careful consideration and discussion with our stakeholders. All our consultation responses will be published on this page and we often also present these via online webinars before the consultation deadlines.
The Resource Association is a professional advocacy body for the reprocessing and recycling industries, with a mission to support the development of a sustainable and healthy industry by providing a voice, forum and leadership, as well as supporting related environmental and social interests. Ecosurety head of policy, Robbie Staniforth, sits on the board of the Resource Association.
Established in 2018 by Ecosurety and 44 other registered packaging compliance schemes, the Packaging Scheme Forum (PSF) provides a broad voice to foster open and collaborative dialogue between industry bodies and government to help improve packaging compliance regulation and enforcement in the UK. Ecosurety head of policy, Robbie Staniforth, is currently chair of the PSF.
Ecosurety is a member of The UK Plastics Pact, an initiative launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and the Ellen MacArthur foundation to tackle the issue of plastics in this country.