Lords committee warns government over Brexit waste trade implications

Peers fear the government's confidence that Brexit will not hinder the UK’s trade in waste with Europe is not shared by the waste industry

Landfill site. Photograph: Macor/123RF
The waste industry has warned that Brexit could lead to an increase in waste being landfilled. Photograph: Macor/123RF

Peers are urging the government to clarify the UK’s future waste policy, warning that the impact of Brexit on the trade in waste could lead to poor environmental outcomes.

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