At the end of the year, Malcolm Lythgo, Head of Waste Regulation at the Environment Agency, reflects back on the waste enforcement work of the Agency through 2020 and the new partnerships it has made that strengthen its regulatory power.
Through the coronavirus lockdown we have continued to crack down on waste criminals and protect both the industry and the environment
Much has been reported about packaging waste recently. Stories on illegal plastic waste exports and stockpiled waste in Malaysia have made headlines. These reports help to raise awareness about an issue the Environment Agency has been dealing with for a …
Landfill tax continues to fulfil its primary objective of encouraging environmentally positive behaviour. As a fiscal tool it is working well. Landfill is down 60% since its introduction, and the Landfill Communities Fund has provided £1.5bn to environmental bodies. But …
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