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The Brexit Conundrum – Potential Implications for UK Waste


The UK waste industry has become increasingly intertwined with the European Union (EU) in terms of regulation and exporting materials.  Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, the waste sector will need to keep a close eye on future negotiations and work to understand how changes will affect their risk profiles.

The sector could see material risk changes if the UK exits the EU, with areas of uncertainty surrounding:

  • Finance
  • Worker dislocation
  • Waste streams
  • Exports
  • Future of the circular economy
  • Future influence of the UK market

To learn more, read our latest adviser on the topic, which examines the near-term risk considerations for the UK waste sector.