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Larger companies lose out in waste exemptions review

One could speculate that the Environment Agency (EA) believes the three Rs denote regulation, red tape and revenue.   The Government, through the EA, has published its consultation on revised waste exemptions from environmental permitting (MRW, August 8). My assessment of the proposals at this stage is that the EA has enhanced its power to regulate, with a consequential increase in red tape, and its ability to earn revenue.  In a news analysis published ...