The EA’s Definition of Waste (DoW) Service, which was temporarily closed in October, has re-opened for business. The voluntary pay-to-use service is the means by which businesses can seek the Environment Agency’s opinion on whether their waste derived material has …
Posts about our work with the waste industry
The EA’s Illegal Waste Exports Team (IWE) have identified an emerging issue in the illegal export of highly contaminated plastic film and wrap from the construction and demolition (C&D) sector. Following Intelligence led targeting, an increasing number of shipments of …
Delphine Dauba-Pantanacce, Director, Legal Counsel, Global Regulatory at eBay, discusses the work the online marketplace is doing with the Environment Agency to educate sellers of used vehicle parts. Now more than ever, customers are looking for affordable but environmentally conscious …
Nick Brenchley, National Lead for Metadata and Data Sharing Systems, discusses the EA's new waste 'widget' to help customers find registered waste carriers.
Environment Officer Mirela Andreescu looks at Construction & Demolition Waste and explains the importance of permitting and correct waste classification.
Waste and what to do with it can be a complex and confusing issue, especially when it’s not your business.
Our Environmental Crime Officer, Stephanie Marriott, talks about the effects from waste crime that she sees every day and how you can help us in our fight against illegal waste activity.
As we celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Joint Unit for Waste Crime, Mark Cleland from the British Transport Police discusses how the multi-agency taskforce is tackling illegal waste activity and metal theft.
Since Blue Planet II there has been increasing awareness of the amount of plastic we use and it littering our land, rivers and seas but I doubt many people have thought about the plastics that are used on farms being illegally exported to countries all over the world! I certainly hadn’t until I joined the Environment Agency’s (EA) newly established Plastics and Sustainability team in 2018 inspiring positive behaviour change within the agricultural sector.
Environment Agency Port Officer Melvyn Stammers discusses international waste exports and what he and his colleagues are doing to stop illegal shipments