A criminal investigation has been launched after illegal waste disguised as plastic recycling was intercepted at a Polish port.

Waste360 Staff, Staff

August 16, 2018

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Poland Returns Illegal Waste Shipped from the U.K.

Three firms face criminal investigation after 1,000 tons of illegal waste was shipped to Poland from the U.K. The waste, which was disguised as plastic recycling, is being returned to the U.K.

The waste and recycling trade body, the Environmental Services Association, has warned firms and councils to watch out for waste crime.

According to a report in The Independent, since China implemented its ban on imports of foreign garbage, the U.K. has had to seek alternative destinations for the massive quantities of waste it currently exports.

The Independent Online has more:

An enormous shipment of waste that was illegally shipped to Poland from the UK disguised as plastic is being sent back to where it came from.

The UK Environment Agency (EA) has confirmed they are working with Polish authorities to return the 1,000 tons of boxes, tins, detergent packaging and engine oil to British shores.

A criminal investigation has been launched into three firms after the illegal waste marked as plastic recycling was intercepted at the Polish port of Gdynia.

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