Regulating the waste industry: 2015 evidence summary
- Environment Agency
- Part of:
- Environment Agency data on business environmental performance
- First published:
- 22 September 2016
- Last updated:
- 14 November 2016, see all updates
Environment Agency statistics on the waste industry's environmental performance, pollution incidents and illegal waste.
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This document shows facts and statistics about the number of permits the Environment Agency issued to the waste industry. It reports the amount of waste that was recycled, reused or sent to landfill. It also gives details of environmental consequences including:
- numbers of serious pollution incidents relating to the waste industry
- the waste industry’s environmental performance
- facts about illegal waste
The way society manages waste has changed radically over the last 20 years. More waste is recycled and reused than ever before.
This has brought significant environmental benefits, but the many new and innovative waste treatments now available may cause increased risk to the environment if not properly managed. The report explains how the Environment Agency is adapting its regulatory approach to manage these risks.
Information on wastes accepted at and removed from permitted waste management facilities. See Waste management for England 2015.
Published: 22 September 2016
Updated: 14 November 2016
- Added link to 'Waste management for England 2015'.
- First published.