The Environment Agency's waste crime performance in 4 charts

Environment Agency data released today reveals that the agency has made little progress on closing down illegal sites and inspecting waste exports.

The EA says it is still finding “almost the same number of new illegal waste sites as it manages to shut down”. 

In fact, the number of illegal waste sites active in England and Wales has increased over the last three years. In the financial year 2018 to 2019, it stopped illegal waste activity at 912 sites, 12% more than the previous year. However, it also found 896 new illegal waste sites, 5% more than the previous year. In comparison, almost 10 years ago in 2009/2010, the EA stopped activity at 876 illegal waste sites, and found 882 new ones. 

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