The UK could be heading for a future consisting of increased dangerous chemical use, poorly designed products and less ambitious waste reduction targets if the risks thrown up by Brexit are not properly dealt with, according to a new report by think tank Green Alliance.
A gang of four men have been handed a combined sentence of 32 years for human trafficking and exploitation offences after forcing Polish workers to work long hours for low pay in poor conditions in recycling plants in the North East.
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.