Skip to main content

Special crime unit battles UK’s illegal waste activities

The UK has set up a new taskforce to tackle serious and organised waste crime. The Joint Unit for Waste…

E-scrap crime in EU ‘a huge problem’

The value of electronic scrap illegally handled in Europe in 2018 is calculated to be EUR 151 million. It is…

Kenya offers cash incentive to tackle scrap crime syndicates

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is waving a ‘red flag’ following a spree of metal theft. The agency says…

Arrest brings US crime wave to a halt

The owner of US scrap metal business SAB Recycling LLC is suspected of running a ‘crew of thieves’ targeting catalytic…

UK needs stronger producer responsibility and crime crackdown

Recyclers have heard a call to arms as the UK government prepares to unveil its resources and waste strategy before…

Crime concern over UK aluminium packaging recycling

Competition regulators are being urged to investigate the possibility of illegal restrictive practices in the UK’s extended responsibility scheme for…

Poland fighting ‘garbage maffia’ crime wave

A giant fire at a landfill site in the Polish capital of Warsaw has refueled speculation that the country’s recycling…

Waste crime under the microscope

The UK government has announced a review into serious and organised crime in the waste sector in England. It has been…

UK waste crime mostly associated with businesses

United Kingdom – Waste crime in the UK incurs annual losses to the legitimate waste industry and the taxpayer of…

Police battling a battery theft crime wave?

Global – Copper is often regarded as the commodity of choice for scrap thieves – but lately they have become…

Russian recyclers to be hit by Crimea crisis

Russia – Recent events in Ukraine – and on the Crimea peninsula in particular – will impact Russia’s scrap metal…