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EA hitting illegal waste site target but remain cautious

In their recent corporate scorecard 2021 to 2022, the Environment Agency reported that the number of high-risk illegal waste sites continued to fall in quarter one with numbers remaining below their ceiling target.


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The Environment Agency stated:

“The number of high-risk illegal waste sites (IWS) continued to fall in quarter one and the numbers remain below our ceiling target. This quarter saw the lowest number of IWS added of any quarter, only 8 of them were high-risk sites. Overall, there were 26 fewer active IWS and 5 fewer high-risk IWS than the previous quarter. 

However, we should continue to be cautious in how these numbers are interpreted. The combination of the effects of the pandemic and reduced resource means that the overall figures may suggest a more positive picture than our officers are facing.

There remains a backlog of unsubstantiated sites in some areas that will need to be worked through and when they are, the numbers of IWS are likely to rise. Until then our confidence in the numbers will remain reduced. With additional waste crime funding, we have recruited over 210 enforcement officers. This resource has been essential in stabilising the numbers of IWS over that period and managing other areas of waste crime.”

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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.