Waste Crime Enforcement Consultation (England and Wales)

DEFRA (the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) is consulting on new government proposals to enhance the enforcement powers of the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and local authorities, in respect of waste.

Most waste infringements (of statute law) are environmental crimes. The consultation document sets out a range of proposals to improve enforcement.

The consultation also asks for evidence of measures to tackle waste crime and “trenchant poor performance in the waste management industry”.

The consultation document is found here. Consultation concludes 6th May 2015.

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