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EA'S crackdown on rogue metal recyclers results in £30m benefit for legitimate firms

The Environment Agency has shutdown or brought into regulation almost 50 per cent of illegal car scrap yards across 12 months up to April this year.Due to the EAs crackdown on almost 185 of the 370 known sites in England and Wales it believes legitimate firms dealing with scrap cars and other metal waste may benefit by up to £30 million, as illegal trade is shutdown. However, it has estimated that illegal ...