Waste crime and punishment

Inconsistent punishments for waste crimes meted out from judges has prompted new sentencing guidelines. Cairo Nickolls explains why these are expected to lead to higher fines for waste operators and businesses

Reckless offences causing environmental harm can bring fines of more than £100,000 (credit: Irwin Mitchell)
Reckless offences causing environmental harm can bring fines of more than £100,000 (credit: Irwin Mitchell)

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