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Call for strategy to rid UK of ‘outrageous’ used textile thefts

United Kingdom – Following a broadcast on BBC Radio revealing the scale of illegal removal of charity and local authority…

Metal theft: UK government accused of taking ‘path of least resistance’

United Kingdom – The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) is ‘extremely disappointed’ that, following a review, the UK government ‘has…

BMRA calls for ‘immediate action’ as metal theft grows

United Kingdom – When the new Scrap Metal Dealers Act was implemented in the UK four years ago, the government…

Metal thefts in UK reduced by 38%

United Kingdom – There has been a big drop in metal theft in the UK, according to the latest figures…

Metal theft: a global scourge

Worldwide – A two-year prison sentence and a US$ 400 000 restitution fine have been imposed on a former Maryland…

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…

UK police uncover major plastics theft

United Kingdom – It may not be copper theft on the grand scale, but a £500 000 plastics recycling scam…

Europol helps dismantle copper theft ring

Europe – A criminal gang has been arrested following investigation of a metal theft network operating in France – thanks…

Europe’s e-scrap thefts worth upwards of Euro 1.7 billion

Global – Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume almost 12 times greater than that of e-scrap shipped…

Major success with Dutch anti-copper theft campaign

The Netherlands – According to Dutch railway company ProRail, the number of copper theft incidents in the Netherlands fell ‘drastically’…

Coalition backs more measures to tackle metal theft

Europe – Eleven associations representing the recycling industry as well as the railway, public transport and energy sectors are calling…