EA chair calls for tougher penalties for waste criminals

Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd has called for higher fines and custodial sentences for waste criminals

Waste crime costs the legitimate waste industry and the taxpayer £604 million a year in England. Photograph: 123RF
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Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd has called for higher fines and custodial sentences for waste criminals.

Speaking yesterday at the Greater Manchester Green Summit, Howard Boyd said that deterrents for waste crime are not strong enough. “Today, I am calling for higher fines and custodial sentences for waste criminals,” she said.

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