Robbie Staniforth will manage Ecosurety’s Government consultation responses, and will work with industry organisations to communicate members’ views on long-standing issues.
Ecosurety has appointed commercial manager Robbie Staniforth to a policy role to work with the Government and other bodies as the UK prepares leave the EU in March 2019, as well as on a host of industry-related issues.
The newly-created position responds to increased demand for information among producers and recyclers, as well as from the Government, over issues such as exporting waste, single-use plastics and the circular economy.
Robbie will be responsible for submitting Ecosurety responses to Government consultations, as well as working with industry stakeholders to communicate the views of the organisation’s members.
Robbie explains “Over the past six months, Ecosurety has seen a significant, and heartening, revival of interest in compliance regulation from the waste and recycling industry, but also from Government.”
“The waste and recycling industry has gone from having to bash down doors, to being actively sought out for its views. Ecosurety is convinced the UK has the potential to radically change and improve the way resources are managed through extended producer responsibility, and ultimately maximise UK recycling. I am excited about the opportunity to pursue my passion for system change in this new role.”
Robbie originally joined Ecosurety from IKEA’s sustainability team and has since worked across a number of departments inside Ecosurety, the insight from which will be useful in helping formulate responses on key issues.