New taskforce launched to crackdown on waste criminals

The Joint Unit for Waste Crime will target serious and organised waste crime, such as falsely labelling waste so it can be exported to unsuspecting countries

Leeds waste fraudster’s jail term extended by nine years

Terry Soloman Dugbo is currently serving a record seven years and six months in jail after defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry of £2.2m in 2016

Should MPs face jail for failing to enforce environmental rules?

Environmental Action Germany (DUH) brought forward legal action after Bavaria failed to implement clean air rulings to reduce pollution levels

Environment Agency sting targets 30 illegal waste sites

Those convicted of illegal waste activity face extensive fines and prison sentences, in some cases

Leeds fraudster given longest prison sentence for environmental crime

He is serving seven years and six months in prison and has also been ordered to pay back more than £1.3m

New scheme boosts recycling behind bars

HMP Dovegate has opened a TV recycling initiative to help prisoners learn new skills and help reduce waste

Oregon prison puts inefficient lighting in the clink

The Coffee Creek Correctional Facility is now saving $65,000 a year after a series of LED upgrades

Florida jail puts energy inefficiency behind bars

A Florida jail has improved its energy efficiency credentials by installing tankless water heaters. Indian River County Jail in Vero Beach replaced its malfunctioning boiler and 300-gallon storage tank with eight of the devices, which use a powerful burner to quickly heat incoming water to the set temperature. They activate only when a fixture is […]

UK crackdown on illegal waste sites

  Rogue operators handling waste illegally will have to pay landfill tax. From 1st April 2018, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will be able to prosecute these illegal operators where necessary. They could face large fines and risk a sentence of up to seven years in prison. HMRC estimates there are currently around 600 illegal […]

Prison for Durham man for illegal waste activities

A man from Durham has been charged for illegally depositing and burning waste. Christopher John Nash pleaded guilty at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court to two offences of operating a waste facility without a permit. He has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid community […]