This Waste Crime Alert #7 summarises open source information that was published between June and August 2020. The alert reports primarily on transboundary waste crime cases, but this edition also includes cases of smuggling of ozone depleting substances.
It pays attention to Europol’s RETROVIRUS operation, various cases of illegal plastic waste shipments and e-waste and refers to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report. The WCA also highlights various reports on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on waste management operations of medical waste.
For questions about the Waste Crime Alert, please contact Susan van den Brink.