Will the EA’s new waste guidance ‘increase costs and encourage bad practice’?

The waste industry fears new guidance proposed by the EA could lead to an increase in waste crime, the landfilling of otherwise recyclable material and the closure of already hard-up waste businesses. Conor McGlone investigates

by Conor McGlone
Tarmac, which operates around 40 inert waste treatment sites, says the proposed measures would force it to redesign many of its sites. Photograph: Photofusion/Getty Images
Tarmac, which operates around 40 inert waste treatment sites, says the proposed measures would force it to redesign many of its sites. Photograph: Photofusion/Getty Images

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