EXCLUSIVE: Proposed EA guidance could increase waste crime, warns industry

The waste industry is concerned that new guidance proposed by the Environment Agency (EA) on the storage and treatment of non-hazardous waste lacks flexibility and could lead to the closure of legitimate sites and an increase in waste crime.

by Conor McGlone
There are concerns that both waste storage facilities and treatment facilities will be required to store waste within buildings. Photograph: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images
There are concerns that both waste storage facilities and treatment facilities will be required to store waste within buildings. Photograph: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images

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