Brexit could see more waste go to landfill, peers warn minister

A Lords committee has warned that more waste could be sent to landfill if Brexit makes it more difficult and more costly to export waste

Recycling: warning that Brexit could increase waste going to landfill. Photo: hroephoto/123RFPeers have written to environment minister Thérèse Coffey calling for urgent clarification on post-Brexit trade arrangements for waste.

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee letter, dated 30 November, follows an evidence session with industry experts which examined the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s trade in waste.

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