Why the waste exemption regime is heading for reform

There are 487,432 waste exemptions held in England with many sites holding multiple registrations. Plans to tighten up the system follow fears it is open to abuse and tricky to comply with

by David Burrows
D7 exemptions for burning plant tissue and untreated waste board in the open are the most common. Photograph: Ken Leslie/Getty Images
D7 exemptions for burning plant tissue and untreated waste board in the open are the most common. Photograph: Ken Leslie/Getty Images

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