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ESA responds to COVID19 letter to waste industry from Defra Minister

Jacob Hayler, Executive Director | Environmental Services Association

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The ESA will continue to work closely with Defra and other government departments to ensure waste services keep moving effectively until this disease is overcome.

We are grateful to the minister for acknowledging the tireless, but often overlooked, work of recycling and waste sector workers who continue to provide a vital public service during this crisis.

Through their efforts, ESA members have been able to maintain good service levels in the face of unprecedented challenges. 

As the minister acknowledges, some operators and SMEs have already had to make difficult decisions about operations and staffing, so it is imperative that Government provides them with access to the financial support they need to see them through this crisis too.

The ESA will continue to work closely with Defra and other government departments to ensure waste services keep moving effectively until this disease is overcome.” 

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