EA wants trade associations to sanction rule-breaking members

The waste industry is unimpressed with Environment Agency comments that the sector needs to regulate itself better and should sanction its own members

Waste crime costs the UK £604m each year. Photograph: Environment AgencyThe Environment Agency (EA) has called on waste trade associations to sanction their own members who have breached environmental rules.

Speaking at the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s (CIWM) annual conference on 27 June, the EA’s deputy director of site-based regulation, Nicky Cunningham, said trade associations could “do more” to tackle waste crime.

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