Four gang members have been sentenced to a total of 32 years in prison after being found guilty of trafficking and exploiting vulnerable Polish workers.
Newcastle Crown Court head last week that the four men – Sabastian Mandzik, 40, Seweryn Szymt, 20, Pawel Majewski, 27, and Robert Majewski, 45 – ran a £1-million operation between June 2014 and September 2016 in which they brought Polish workers over from their native country on the promise of well-paid work, before subjecting them to... More
Waste crime in England is costing £604 million a year in losses to the waste industry and the taxpayer, and the ESA says that tighter regulation is needed to stop waste criminals currently flouting the system unimpeded.
A man found guilty of running an illegal mattress disposal operation in Norwich that involved illicit shipment of waste to Egypt has been sentenced along with the owners of the site where the operation was based.
Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new campaign to combat the alarming rise in criminal fly-tipping, #CrimeNotToCare, targeting ‘ordinary people’ to promote awareness of the dangers of using unlicensed waste carriers.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says residents that alert the council of fly-tippers and those not recycling properly should be rewarded, even suggesting that whistleblowers should receive refunds on their council tax.