The number of prosecutions, cautions, inspections and enforcement notices issued by the Environment Agency have all seen dramatic falls in recent years. Gareth Simkins investigates
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has said it will offer support to operators in implementing Scotland's 2021 biodegradable landfill ban, as part of its sector plan, published on Monday
DEFRA’s latest consultation on waste crime includes proposals on operator competency and new guidance for the EA but with no mention of a reform to the carriers, brokers and dealers regime, does it go far enough? Conor McGlone reports
A skip hire company and its yard manager have been ordered to pay a total of £30,700 for operating a site without a permit and illegally depositing waste at a site in Cumbria
The government’s proposed green watchdog will have the ability to take the government to court, environment minister Thérèse Coffey confirmed yesterday
‘The government has got far more experience putting down watchdogs than setting them up’. Environmental audit committee chair Mary Creagh talks to Conor McGlone about what Brexit could mean for environmental protections in the UK
Wessex Water has paid out more than £1m following a series of unpermitted discharges of sewage effluent from its Swanage Bay treatment works. Gareth Simkins looks into the payout’s implications
Serious and organised waste crime could be more deeply entrenched in the industry than first thought. Does the Environment Agency have what it takes to tackle it? Conor McGlone reports.
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