WASTE AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
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 efficiency taskforce brings together our members working in this space. This includes multi-nationals, specialist hazardous waste management firms, environmental laboratories and consultancies with expertise in resource efficiency. It will provide a platform to showcase how member technology and services can help meet government ambitions in this space.
The Environment Act provides new opportunities for engagement. We expect details on “extended producer responsibility” where producers will be responsible for managing the costs at the end of their life, potential new rules around disposal of textiles, mattresses, paints and furniture, and the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks containers.
The group informs EIC’s thought-leadership in this area producing innovative yet tangible proposals to encourage innovation, responds to government consultations, holds events, writes articles for industry press and regularly welcomes policymakers and industry experts as guests.
The Waste and Resource Efficiency taskforce meets quarterly. The chair is TBC, with Adam Read (Seuz) and Gary Armstrong (SLR) vice chairs.
EIC groups activity programme 2023
Our forward-look activity plan for our taskforces and working groups.
EIC Live 2023
Upcoming events programme from EIC.
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Unlocking the Green Economy
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How to implement your EIC member logos.
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.