The WasteForce project published its first Waste Crime Alert, under action 2.1 of work package 2. The objective of the Waste Crime Alerts is to provide authorities with an up-to-date overview of developments in the illicit waste trade. The Waste Force project partners collected and analysed the latest information on waste crime to identify trends and possible threats of illegal waste trade, for example to certain geographic locations/routes and the identification of modus operandi for specific waste flows. The collected open source information includes news cases, enforcement agency bulletins, outcomes of court cases, relevant publications and policy updates.
The Waste Crime Alert will be published by the WasteForce project
every three months. This first Waste Crime Alert summarises information that was published between January 2018 and February 2018. The waste crime alerts report primarily on transboundary waste crime cases.
The Waste Crime Alert is structured as follows:
- Summary of Publications and Legislative updates published in 2018
- Summary of Enforcement operations in 2018,
- Summary of News cases published in 2018
- Summary of new publications