Industry ‘dissatisfied’ with SEPA’s waste crime performance

The Scottish regulator’s enforcement approach has come in for criticism, although it is meeting almost all of its corporate objectives

Flytipping is a serious problem in Scotland. Photograph: SEPAThe Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is performing well based on its own objectives but not everyone is happy with its efforts on waste crime.

A paper presented at its latest board meeting on 30 May, showing the results of a survey of the Scottish waste industry, indicates a “general level of dissatisfaction” about SEPA’s approach to criminal activity. There was also a “strong perception that waste crime is endemic”, with a danger that the regulator is being seen as unresponsive to the problem.

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