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We must not allow Defra to be distracted by Brexit

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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Patrick Cousens

Account Manager

As an Account Manager at PLMR, Patrick’s work involves producing press releases, monitoring parliamentary and policy activity, securing local, regional and national media coverage for clients, and supporting them to achieve political and media objectives.Prior to joining PLMR, Patrick ran the UK office of the international development NGO Millennium Promise, which help...

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