Landslide election result hopefully signals continuity for the resources and waste sector

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13th December 2019

ESA would like to see the new Conservative government quickly rekindle the legislative programme introduced under the Environment Bill in the autumn.

Executive Director of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) Jacob Hayler said: “This landslide election result hopefully signals continuity, for the resources and waste sector, along the path set out by the previous Conservative government, which promised to radically change the way we view and deal with waste in this country. Continuation of this journey, which is now at least two years down the road, will therefore undoubtedly be welcomed by many in our sector.

We would like to see the new Conservative government quickly rekindle the legislative programme introduced under the Environment Bill in the autumn, so that progress can be made against the Resources and Waste Strategy, and we can make up for lost time.

We will wait to find out who will oversee this process as Secretary of State at Defra - noting that the incumbent Defra leadership team of Theresa Villiers and Rebecca Pow both retained their seats in Parliament - but we look forward to working with whoever is selected in due course.”