NRW issues warning over use of waste plastic for equestrian surfaces

Using waste plastic for equestrian surface poses a danger to horses, riders and the environment, warns Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

Adrian Evans, NRW’s lead specialist advisor for Tackling Waste Crime, said: “NRW is currently investigating a suspected illegal deposit of this material at a site in Wales.

“This activity involves mixing plastics from a variety of sources, including cable sheathing and waste electricals which may contaminate the land and poses a risk to horses and riders.

“If you are offered material that could be waste, please think twice.”

It is an offence to store or use controlled waste on a site without an appropriate permit or exemption and NRW’s advice is if a deal seems too good to be true then it probably is, so don’t get caught out.

Adrian added, “If you have concerns about suspected illegal activity or want to know more contact NRW by visiting the NRW website – reporting an incident or calling – 0300 065 3000 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

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