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Defra: Fairer waste exemptions from environmental permitting

A shake up of the waste exemptions and permitting system began today as the Government launched an industry consultation.Permitting criteria have been re-evaluated by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Environment Agency working together.Environment Minister Joan Ruddock explained: "Environmental permits are an essential tool in protecting the environment from the impacts of waste, but the system must be fair, ...