Environment Agency

16th August 2018
Hoteliers And Haulier Fined For Illegally Landfilling Waste

Hoteliers And Haulier Fined For Illegally Landfilling Waste

Three North East men have been ordered to pay over £10,000 for illegally landfilling waste after a successful prosecution by the Environment Agency. David Bradley (57) and Alan Bradley (64), the brothers and joint owners of Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, … Continue reading

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9th August 2018
Plastic Pollution Could Place Horses And Riders At Risk, EA Warns

Plastic Pollution Could Place Horses And Riders At Risk, EA Warns

Plastic granulate, sold as an alternative surface for equestrian centres, could place Yorkshire’s horses and riders at risk, present a pollution hazard and lead to owners falling foul of the law, according to the Environment Agency (EA). Plastic granulate is … Continue reading

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9th August 2018
Prison Sentence For Cambridgeshire Waste Operator

Prison Sentence For Cambridgeshire Waste Operator

A Cambridgeshire waste operator has been sentenced to 4 months in prison, suspended for 2 years. Cambridge Magistrates’ Court heard that the site in Long Drove began as a skip hire site but soon became an unpermitted waste transfer station. … Continue reading

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3rd August 2018
New Environment Body Should Not Duplicate Role Of Other Bodies – EA

New Environment Body Should Not Duplicate Role Of Other Bodies – EA

The Environment Agency has responded to the Government’s Environmental Principles and Governance Bill consultation, saying the new watchdog should not replace or duplicate the role of other bodies, including the Environment Agency (EA). The Environmental Principles and Governance Bill was unveiled … Continue reading

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23rd July 2018
Government Hasn’t Faced Up To “Underlying Recycling Issues” – NAO

Government Hasn’t Faced Up To “Underlying Recycling Issues” – NAO

The UK’s approach to calculating packaging recycling rates is not sufficiently robust, and government appears not to have “faced up to underlying recycling issues”, says today’s (23 July) report by the National Audit Office (NAO). Reducing waste and using resources … Continue reading

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4th July 2018
Households Urged To Play Their Part In Tackling Waste Crime

Households Urged To Play Their Part In Tackling Waste Crime

The Environment Agency (EA) has revealed that over a third of illegally dumped waste is from households. The regulator is now urging homes to avoid illegal waste operators by taking extra care when it comes to disposing of rubbish. A recent … Continue reading

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25th June 2018
Spot Check Crackdown On Waste Carriers Around London City Airport

Spot Check Crackdown On Waste Carriers Around London City Airport

Environment Agency officers were out in force last week to crack down on illegal waste crime around London City Airport. Recently the Environment Agency supported a multi-agency day with partners including the Met police and DVSA – in a bid … Continue reading

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11th June 2018
Gove Announces “Beef Up” Of Action Against Waste Crime

Gove Announces “Beef Up” Of Action Against Waste Crime

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a “comprehensive review” that aims to “beef up” the government’s approach to how it tackles the scourge of waste crime. A Call for Evidence has been launched which aims to enable a stakeholders to have their … Continue reading

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