WASTE AND RESOURCES
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.
Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021
Member-only briefing exploring the key announcements.
Innovation Audit of the 25 Year Environmental Plan
EIC and Ramboll explore potential for innovation to deliver 25YEP ambitions.
EIC's sectoral analysis of key announcements.
Environment Bill inquiry
EIC responds to the Joint Select Committee inquiry on the Environment Bill.
Improving non-domestic energy efficiency after Brexit
EIC explores potential to reinvigorate energy efficiency.
Brexit: Implications for Waste and Resources Legislation
EIC calls for a post-Brexit rethink around waste.
Driving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Property Portfolios
Exploring the challenges for energy efficiency programmes.