Why packaging fraudsters are importing plastic waste from the Netherlands

The Environment Agency (EA) confirmed last week it was investigating PRN ‘carousel’ fraud amid renewed calls for action from the industry. Conor McGlone investigates how fraudsters are manipulating the system and what can be done about it.

by Conor McGlone
Rotterdam Port. It is alleged that criminals are importing plastic waste from the Netherlands as part of a fraud scam. Photograph: BSR Agency/Getty Images
Rotterdam Port. It is alleged that criminals are importing plastic waste from the Netherlands as part of a fraud scam. Photograph: BSR Agency/Getty Images

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