The biggest enemy of the garbage apparently is the UK government.
An operation that took place in March by the Environment Agency, an agency of the British government, carried out about 30 invasions in areas suspected of being illegal deposits of waste. In total there were 11 sites discovered and reported.
It was the largest 1-day operation of the type ever held in the region. Between Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, agency officials found 6 sites where waste had been burned, 3 containing demolition waste and buildings, one containing house rubbish and one scrap iron. All were being operated illegally.
During the operation, there were 28 sites visited. 17 were operating legally. Those who were operating illegally will receive agency guidance on how to operate on the law, in addition to long-term follow-up.
It is worth mentioning that in 2015, illegal waste management caused more than 600 million pounds at loss, this only in England. The government entity, between 2011 and 2017, closed more than 5400 illegal sites. An average of 2 per day.