Waste crime is rising up the agenda but who should pay?

The Environment Agency is set to gain new enforcement powers to tackle waste crime while DEFRA is also proposing further measures. Conor McGlone asks whether the powers go far enough

Illegal waste site. Photograph: Environment Agency
Waste crime cost taxpayers £600m in 2015. Photograph: Environment Agency

New enforcement powers to tackle waste crime set to be introduced this spring could be accompanied by additional measures to combat the problem, currently out for consultation. Experts hav

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