Can the Environment Agency ever overcome waste crime?

“A regulator with no teeth that inspires no fear.” Conservative MP Aaron Bell was scathing in his attack on the Environment Agency in a recent House of Commons debate, in which he also said it was “no longer feared but mocked”, with criminals “carrying out offences under its nose”.

by Catherine Early
Fly-tipped waste
Waste crime is on the rise. Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Getty Images

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