Oil recyclers take EA to court over end-of-waste classification

The Environment Agency will face a judicial review of its on-end of-waste decision for re-refined oil, which the industry says is hampering investment

The EA is facing its second judicial review on waste oils in a decade. Photograph: Evgenii Bashta/123RFA section of the oil recycling industry is taking the Environment Agency (EA) to court over its failure to categorise re-refined waste oils as a recovered product.

Waste consultancy ProTreat was granted a judicial review on 16 May, giving it the right to challenge the regulator’s decision to classify re-refined lubricating oil as waste.

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