Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Increase in metal theft

The BMRA (British Metals Recycling Association) has said that new regulations won't stamp out metal thefts. They have reported an increase in metal thefts and some of its members are reporting thefts daily. However, it said that as each licensed metal recycling site has to comply with more than 15 sets of legislation including the Scrap Metal Dealers' Act (requiring name, address and vehicle registration of people selling metal), more legislation would not help.

BMRA director Lindsay Milington, said: "Metals recycling is already one of the UK's most heavily regulated sectors and further legislation would only serve to encourage more illegal and unlicensed trading of metals. we are working closely with all relevant authorities on this issue."

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