At the RWM exhibition last week, three long-experienced experts in the waste industry considered if landfill tax is outweighing its benefits by driving waste crime. Gareth Simkins reports
Utility firm Northern Ireland Water has been fined £80,000 for three serious water pollution offences, including an incident that resulted in a major ‘fish kill’ with nearly 2,000 fish mortalities
The Environment Agency (EA) has suspended the accreditation of a large exporter of plastic packaging waste for recycling
Three waste industry experts have called for enforcement to be bolstered to counteract the incentive to commit waste crime provided by the landfill tax
After it emerged the EA has never enforced the waste hierarchy, Conor McGlone asks why the EA is failing to ensure companies follow EU waste laws and what can be done about it
An aluminium and film-based packaging business has been fined for operating without a permit in Telford
Large producer schemes as well as smaller operators dealing in the packaging recovery note (PRN) system face the prospect of site inspections and compliance checks under plans announced yesterday by the Environment Agency (EA)
The Environment Agency’s reluctance to act in enforcing the waste hierarchy raises questions over whether the UK is currently compliant with the EU’s Waste Framework Directive, says Peter Jones
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