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We must not allow Defra to be distracted by Brexit

16/03/17
We must not allow Defra to be distracted by Brexit
Patrick Cousens for Recycling and Waste World

Defra’s recent ‘WACky’ decision to continue to allow some hazardous waste to go to landfill may be a harbinger of post-Brexit reality and raises questions about the government’s commitment to the wider waste hierarchy, which means the industry needs to stay alert and keep campaigning, writes Patrick Cousens

In today’s increasingly preposterous news environment, where it seems as though only a diminishing factor of time stands between the unbelievable and the actual, the news that Defra ministers have taken the decision to continue to allow highly toxic hazardous waste to be deposited in the UK’s landfills has hardly troubled the headlines.

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