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Enforcement undertakings: Britain's 10 largest settlements

Enforcement undertakings: Britain's 10 largest settlements

Since 2015, companies that commit certain offences under environmental permitting regulations have been able to offer voluntary enforcement undertakings (EUs) to the environment agencies to avoid... Read more

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The ENDS Report Brexit Library: live table

Click through to view a sortable and regularly updated table of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by the UK government, devolved administrations and the European Commission


NRW holds back evidence ‘to protect the public purse’

The Welsh environment regulator held back evidence to avoid unnecessary legal fees during the unsuccessful prosecution of a refuse-derived fuel firm, it has said

Environmental Law

UK set to miss 2020 environment goals

The UK is set to miss key environmental targets from air pollution and water quality to tree planting and recycling, an investigation has found


DEFRA reveals rise of organised criminal fly-tipping activity

The risk of detection and enforcement is not keeping up with a rise in larger-scale fly-tipping, DEFRA statistics indicate


‘Reckless’ waste operator fined for abusing exemptions

A waste operator has been prosecuted for illegally storing almost a hundred barrels of hazardous waste and failing to keep the required documentation


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Unfinished business: 7 critical green plans left in limbo

Unfinished business: 7 critical green plans left in limbo

A number of critical fledgling bills and environmental strategies have been left with an uncertain future as a result of the general election. ENDS takes a look at some of the most important outstanding environmental strategies


Why calls for a plastic waste export ban have divided industry

Calls for a ban on plastic exports from one of the UK’s largest waste firms have both public and political support. But many in the waste sector still believe that exports are necessary, finds Conor McGlone

Fines Monitor Waste

ENDS’ Fines Monitor: The 5 biggest waste fines

The Environment Agency is currently playing whack-a-mole with waste criminals, discovering as many new sites as it discovers, but when it makes a successful conviction the consequences can be dramatic. Here are five of the biggest waste crime fines recorded in the ENDS Fines Monitor database


The Environment Agency's waste crime performance in 4 charts

Environment Agency data released today reveals that the agency has made little progress on closing down illegal sites and inspecting waste exports

Brexit Hub Waste

Infographic: Focus on landfill’s shrinking capacity

England is running out if landfill capacity and if trends continue, landfills could be full in less than 8 years, according to the latest data


Data check: The carbon impacts of household waste in Scotland

Recent figures from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency reveal that the carbon impact of household waste is falling while incineration levels continue to rise

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