‘The Environment Agency is urging businesses and the public to help in the fight against waste crime.
Waste crime is a blight on our communities and environment. From blatant examples like fly-tipping rubbish by the roadside to environmental permit breaches and money-laundering, these activities can endanger people’s safety and undermine legitimate waste businesses.
On top of that, waste crime costs the economy in England an estimated £1 billion per year – that’s the same as the combined starting salary of over 38,000 newly-qualified nurses.’
See this Environment Agency press release to find out what actions are currently taking place and how we can work together to reduce this problem.