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Hazardous waste: happy anniversary?

As dawn broke on Friday July 16 this year, the UK waste-management industry awoke to the unknown. Overnight, the ban on co-disposal had come into force, slashing the number of landfill sites taking hazardous waste from 240 to 12. A few days earlier, the Government had admitted it had no idea how much waste would be made homeless by the ban. But there were plenty of people with an opinion. The British Metals Recycling Association predicted mountains of dumped vehicles. The Chartered ...