Waste and what to do with it can be a complex and confusing issue, especially when it’s not your business.
Posts about our work with the waste industry
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
Through the coronavirus lockdown we have continued to crack down on waste criminals and protect both the industry and the environment
EA Chair Emma Howard Boyd discusses energy from waste permits and the scrutiny applied to new incinerators
This Christmas #BinIt4Beaches and the Love Water partnership are reminding people of the problems caused by putting fats, oils and grease going down the sink instead of into the proper bin, and how easy it is to avoid them.
The United Kingdom generates over 200 million tonnes of waste per year, but the data gathered about what exactly is generated, how much, and the journey from initial collection to its final destination is limited. Different systems for reporting across …
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 …