How a ‘no-deal’ Brexit could affect environmental policy

Crashing out of the EU with no deal could see the UK send more of its waste to landfill and increases in air pollution and losses of countryside around ports, commentators suggest. Conor McGlone investigates

Port of Dover
Dover 'carpark': wildlife campaigners fear more of the south-east could be concreted over to accommodate more customs checks

The environmental implications of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit are now being given serious consideration by green groups. Deep divides in the current political landscape have prompted environmental coalition Greener UK to publish a briefing on a possible no-deal scenario. “The prospect of the UK leaving the EU in March 2019 without a deal has increased in recent months. This raises serious concerns... on the UK’s environment,” it stated.

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