In March this year, the Environment Agency was handed new powers to tackle the problem of illegal waste sites which include the ability to lock up sites and force rogue operators to clean up all waste to prevent tonnes of waste piling up and posing a risk to the environment. The changes are a result of a public consultation where 90% of respondents supported proposals for the regulator to take physical steps to curb illegal waste activity. the Government provided an extra £30 million in November 2017 to tackle waste crime – an issue that drives business away from legitimate operators, blights communities and endangers the environment. This has also enabled the use of body cameras for all EA officers for their own protection as well as a useful tool for gathering evidence. In the financial year 16/17, the Environment Agency brought 138 prosecutions against businesses or individuals for waste crime offences, yielding more than £2m in fines. These developments further reinforce the need for waste producers to ensure that all companies they use for the disposal, recycling or recovery of their waste are operating completely within thelaw.
At Clinipower, we ensure we are in constant compliance with all legislation and best practice guidelines at all times. We advocate complete transparency across all our operations and encourage our customers to visit our plant, ask questions and really get into the detail of how their waste is treated and recovered. As a client of Clinipower, you can be sure that you and your clients are totally compliant, you can even access a wealth of information through our client only area here, if you don’t already have a log in please contact Dave Smith email@example.com and we’ll get you set up.