News and events

Multi-agency intervention to 'Drive out waste crime'

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The LIFE SMART Waste project, led by SEPA, has teamed up with the English, Welsh and Northern Irish environment protection agencies, key enforcement agencies and industry associations to tackle the issue of illegal transportation and disposal of waste.

The movement and transportation of waste is recognised as ...

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New Horizon Scanning Toolkit

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The LIFE SMART Waste project has developed and published a new Horizon Scanning Toolkit that is designed to help environmental regulators to build an early warning system for emerging developments in the waste sector to protect the industry from future criminal enterprise ...

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INTERPOL Pollution Crime Working Group, South Africa


The LIFE SMART Waste project was amongst the initiatives discussed at INTERPOL’s Pollution Crime Working Group (PCWG) meeting at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park, South Africa from 22-25 May 2018.

The PCWG network meets annually to discuss new and growing global concerns relating to pollution crime, to share best practice in dealing with ...

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New Technical Team Manager


The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has appointed Iain Brockie as Technical Team Manager for the LIFE SMART Waste project.

Mr Brockie brings a wealth of experience to the project. He has worked for SEPA as an Enforcement Specialist for over seven years, focusing on ...

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We're recruiting

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A vacancy has arisen for a Technical Team Manager to lead the existing team and deliver technical deliverables for the LIFE SMART Waste project.

The Technical Team Manager will be responsible for ...

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Illegal waste warehousing campaign

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LIFE SMART Waste has partnered with Crimestoppers and a range of organisations to launch a campaign to help tackle the issue of illegal dumping of waste in warehouses and farm buildings.

In the UK we are seeing an increase in incidents of criminals using warehouses and farm buildings to illegally dispose of ...

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Intervention Design Manual published

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The LIFE SMART Waste project has published an innovative Intervention Design Manual to give environmental authorities and others a framework for choosing and designing waste crime interventions and making partnership agreements.

The Intervention Design Manual for waste crime was prepared by Cambrensis with input from the SEPA project team, Natural Resources Wales and ...

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