03 Sep '12, 10am

Out today - 2011-2012 Waste Crime Report from the @EnvAgency #WasteCrime

Those acting illegally are often professional criminals and likely to be involved in other criminal activity. They don't care where they operate or what legacy they leave behind. The Environment Agency is cracking down on serious and organised waste crime as it: puts people and the environment at risk undermines legitimate business and the investment and economic growth that goes with it. We are taking tough action to deal with criminal behaviour and have made real changes in the last few years to reduce it. But there is still a lot to do. We're making good progress During 2011-2012 we: closed 759 illegal waste sites - 89 of these were brought within regulation and the rest closed dealt with 262 incidents of serious illegal dumping - 24 per cent of which involved construction and demolition waste set up our illegal waste site taskforce to help close more sites more quickly...

Full article: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/142136.aspx

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