In brief: Litter pickers escape enforcement threat, £300 fine for bat roost destruction

Also in the news, volunteer litter pickers no longer required to obtain waste permits, destruction of bat roost garners £300 fine, DEFRA farming consultation attracts 44,000 replies, NRW prevents problem waste site from accepting waste and more…

Person collecting litter in water
Enforcement action will not be taken against volunteers

Volunteer litter pickers no longer required to obtain waste permits

Volunteers who collect, transport, store and dispose of litter will no longer be required to obtain permits, according to the Environment Agency.

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