Data check: Environment Agency action on waste crime in decline

In 2021-22, the Environment Agency prevented 22% less waste from being illegally exported compared to the previous year, and stopped the illegal activity of waste at 158 fewer sites. However, according to the agency, the total number of new and active illegal waste sites are in decline with 445 new sites identified in 2021-22 compared to 621 in 2020-21.

by Pippa Neill

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