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UK environment benefits from EU membership

The UK’s environment has benefited significantly from membership of the EU and we believe that Britain should remain inside it.

Last month the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee stated that membership of the EU had improved the UK’s approach to environmental protection, and had ensured it was better protected for it. ecosurety welcomes and supports this conclusion.

We believe that reductions in pollution, protection of wildlife, and improvements in recycling would not have happened without the UK becoming a member. This latest report spells out the main benefits of belonging to the EU, and confirms ecosurety’s view that the UK should remain inside.

It’s abundantly clear the UK’s environmental progress would have not have been as impressive had it not been under the watchful eye of the EU. All of our 1,000-plus members are fully embedded in, and are implementing, recycling guidance based on EU Directives. 

Every time a UK producer files their annual obligations, they are individually working towards a cleaner, more sustainable UK, and that has to be applauded.

To find out more about how the EU referendum could affect your compliance, please contact our team at info@ecosurety.com or call 0845 0942228.


James Piper

Chief executive officer

James Piper is CEO of Ecosurety. As well as providing a consistently high service to our customer base of over 1,000 companies, James is driven to bring about positive change in the compliance market through increased transparency and accountability. Since taking this position in 2016, James has worked to demonstrate that recycling compliance need not be perceived as a tax, but an opportunity for brands to align their producer responsibility obligations with their sustainability agenda.


Written by James Piper Published 28/04/2016 Topics Compliance

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