Government dodges promised ban on hazardous waste imports

Regulations implementing the 1993 EC Regulation on transfrontier shipment of waste come into force throughout the UK on 6 May.1 But, with a last-minute change to the rules, the Government ducked the opportunity to give effect to its policy that hazardous waste should not be imported into the UK from developed countries, and looks like dragging the issue out at least into next year.

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