'Fighting a losing battle': NAO warns UK's waste crime elimination target under threat

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Waste crime remains a major problem in England
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Waste crime remains a major problem in England

Environment Agency waste crime prosecutions have fallen from a high of 800 per year to just 50 in recent years

A 2018 pledge by ministers to eliminate waste crime is in doubt as organised crime groups enjoy rising returns from tax avoidance, fly-tipping and other waste-related crimes, at the same time as waste...

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