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US metal theft down but copper cable still dominates

The US witnessed a 4% drop in metal thefts last year, according to new figures from the National Insurance Crime…

Scrap theft up 25% in England and Wales

A total of 16 552 incidents of metal theft were reported in England and Wales in 2018. New figures from…

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…