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Government unveils plans to crack down on waste crime

Government unveils plans to crack down on waste crime

A CRACKDOWN on waste criminals has been unveiled by Environment Minister Jo Churchill as part of fresh plans to reform the waste industry. Proposals set out in two new consultations will clamp down on waste crime and support people and businesses to manage waste correctly. The reform will see increased background checks for firms who...

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Waste crime costs England nearly a billion pounds a year

Waste crime costs England nearly a billion pounds a year

THE total annual cost of waste-related crime in England has increased by fifty-three per cent in just three years and now costs the country nearly a billion pounds a year, according to a recent study. A new report published today by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) shows that the cost of waste-related crime in England...

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Public and private sectors join forces to tackle waste crime

Public and private sectors join forces to tackle waste crime

THE UK’s Waste Compliance Taskforce (WACT) will be officially launched at the Waste Crime Conference later this week, heralding a new way of working to tackle one of the waste and recycling sector’s biggest issues. WACT comprises a number of organisations from across the public and private sector, including regulators, trade associations, landowners, businesses and...