The Environment Agency (EA) has called for vigilance in response to an increase in waste dumping in the West Midlands, as well as new scams in the east of England to trick farmers and landowners into illegally storing waste.
Over the last 12 months, the EA in the West Midlands says it has seen an increase of illegally dumped waste on public and private land, including a number of incidents involving large amounts of processed or baled waste.
A partnership has developed new technology to extract unused paint with an industrial vacuum cleaner, with the companies behind it hoping that the process will ensure progress towards a circular economy.
A Dorset waste operator has been hit with a suspended jail sentence and a £20,000 fine after running a ‘haphazard’ illegal waste oil storage and processing plant in the Dorset countryside for over a decade.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including a Resource Efficient Scotland programme, unexploded World War II artefacts, Smurfit Kappa's redeveloped recycling depot network and a Resource Futures environmental workshop.
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management has partnered with legal firm Dentons to launch a new guide on the impacts of illegal waste activities, as part of its year-long campaign to ‘Fight Waste Crime’.