03 Sep '12, 9am

New @envagency Annual Waste Crime Report can be read here:

New @envagency Annual Waste Crime Report can be read here:

Record jail time handed out to waste criminals 03-Sep-2012 The number of people sent to prison for committing serious waste crime offences has almost trebled in the last three years, a new Environment Agency report reveals. The Environment Agency’s first Annual Waste Crime Report shows that organised gangs continue to have a blatant disregard for communities, dumping waste in towns and cities and using areas around motorways to run large-scale illegal waste operations. The report also reveals that 335 individuals and companies were successfully prosecuted in 2011 for serious waste offences as the Environment Agency continues cracking down on big-time waste offenders . Cracking down on waste crime The Environment Agency is also urging people to help prevent waste getting into the wrong hands by reporting waste crime to its incident hotline , or anonymously to Crimestopper...

Full article: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/news/142536.aspx

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