Environment Agency trains officers to spot modern slavery in the waste industry

Figures showing that two-thirds of modern slavery victims have spent time in the waste industry have prompted the Environment Agency (EA) to train its officers to spot signs of exploitation, the agency announced today

Environment Agency officers inspecting a landfillFigures showing that two-thirds of modern slavery victims have spent time in the waste industry have prompted the Environment Agency (EA) to train its officers to spot signs of exploitation, the agency announced today.

The EA has committed to training more than 100 waste and regulation officers to be vigilant during site inspections and to work with police and enforcement agencies to “eradicate modern day slavery from the waste and recycling industry”, it said.

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