Dicing with death at the landfill face

Rockware Glass, ARC Greenways and Humberside Wastewise - waste producer, carrier and disposer, respectively - were recently convicted of a total of nine offences which culminated in the illegal disposal of a consignment of toxic waste at a Humberside landfill. The affair showed how links in the waste management chain can be broken when defects in procedures are exposed by errors and unexpected events - and it is also a story of how the life of a machine operator might have ended.

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