Two decades ago Britain’s recycling rate was one of the worst in Europe. A new waste legislation framework, public engagement with recycling and the work of the waste management sector has pushed our recycling rate to well over 40%.

Furthermore, investment in energy from waste plants has reduced the volume of waste sent to landfill and created new energy sources.

EIC’s waste and resources group brings together our members working in this space. Whether multi-nationals, specialist hazardous waste management firms, environmental laboratories or consultancies with expertise in resource efficiency, you will find them here.

The challenge now is to move towards a fully circular economy, with products designed for reuse and recycling and waste material viewed as a potential resource. Single use plastics has become a focal point recently as it has risen up government’s agenda.

The group informs EIC’s thought-leadership in this area producing innovative yet tangible proposals to encourage innovations in recycling, responds to government consultations, holds events, writes articles for industry press and regularly welcomes policymakers and industry experts as guests.

It meets quarterly and the chair is Gary Armstrong of SLR Consulting.

Michael Lunn

Michael Lunn

Public Affairs and Policy Executive

Michael is public affairs and policy executive at EIC.

phone0789 406 2727
Chetna Gorasia

Chetna Gorasia

Events and Groups Coordinator

Chetna supports the membership and events work at EIC.

phone07508 518398