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How Crimestoppers works with the Environment Agency to fight waste crime

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that gives people the power to speak up to stop crime, 100% anonymously. Anyone can contact us 24/7, 365 days a year, online and by phone.


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Did you know that nearly a fifth of the public have known about a crime, but chose not to talk to the police? Common reasons for this are:

  • they need to report someone they know
  • they are worried that others will know they spoke out
  • they are not sure if what they know will help
  • they do not want to get involved with courts
  • they do not want to contact the police

These are also the reasons why the Environment Agency approached us to help them in their mission to stop waste criminals. They recognise how difficult people can find it to report people who pose as legal waste operators because they can often be threatening and dangerous.

We first started working with the Environment Agency in 2013. Since then, our service has become even more vital as waste criminals have become even more prevalent, but we’ve noticed the levels of reporting have not increased accordingly. It is vital to all of us that waste crime is tackled to stop damage to our communities and precious environment.

Waste crime also impacts all of us financially, as huge sums of public money (our taxes) are used to catch the individuals and gangs concerned, and to clear up after them. Often unsuspecting land and property owners find themselves facing crippling bills to clear up after criminals who have broken into their premises, dumped illegally collected waste and then disappeared.

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It’s time we worked together to stop these waste criminals.

As a charity, we guarantee that no one calling us, or submitting information via our online reporting form, is ever identified. We will never ask who you are. We cannot identify your phone number or computer’s IP address, and we will only pass on what you know.

After receiving your call, or a completed anonymous online form, we create a report that brings together all the information you gave us, making sure it doesn’t contain any information that could possibly identify you.

Your report is sent to the Environment Agency to add to their investigations. The more evidence the Environment Agency gathers from all sources to build a case against criminals, the quicker they can stop them and bring them to justice. The Environment Agency, like the charity Crimestoppers, works closely with law enforcement bodies, including the police, UK Border Force, and HM Revenue & Customs to stop waste criminals through whichever route is most effective.

Crimestoppers also handles information on behalf of those organisations. Our teams are highly trained to deal with all kinds of information that helps protect us from harm and protect the personal details of everyone who trusts us with their crime information.

If you have information about those involved in waste crime and don’t wish to give your details, I hope you feel reassured and empowered to get in touch with Crimestoppers. Every bit of information helps.

Give information | Crimestoppers ( or call 0800 555 111. 100% anonymous. Always.

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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