Defra trims data collection

Collection of some datasets on environmental protection, farming, greenhouse gases, and waste is to be scrapped or scaled back, the environment department (Defra) has confirmed.

Defra’s response to feedback to its consultation on the proposals revealed that collection of local pollution control statistics would cease. These cover light industrial processes, such as vehicle respraying and printing, that are regulated by councils. The latest data in July revealed that almost half of the most environmentally damaging activities were undergoing no ...

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