4,000 tonnes of waste illegally dumped in Poland returns to the UK

Almost 4,000 tonnes of poor quality, unsorted waste that was illegally shipped to Poland from the UK under the guise of recycling has been returned.

The Environment Agency (EA) confirmed to ENDS that last week it had overseen the return of the waste and ensured “it has been disposed of responsibly” in the UK.

In August, the agency announced three companies suspected of illegally shipping the waste were under investigation, however the EA said it was unable to comment further at this time because a criminal investigation is ongoing.

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