A guide has been launched by CIWM and legal firm Dentons have jointly created a guide that helps businesses understand the cost and impact of waste crime.
It also helps them to ensure they are not part of the problem.
CIWM chief executive Steve Lee said: “Waste crime is now a major issue in the UK, and comes at an economic and environmental cost to UK businesses, taxpayers, and local communities.
“The substantial rewards that can be realised through illegal waste activities, coupled with challenging enforcement conditions and reduced funding for UK regulators, are factors contributing to a problem that is estimated to cost the UK around £568mthrough loss of revenue for legal waste sites, landfill tax evasion, and the clean-up costs of fly-tipping.”
Fighting waste crime: the real impact of waste crime on your organisation was put together using the expertise of senior regulators, lawyers and brand reputation experts.