UK WASTE GIANT GETS RECORD FINE FOR TRYING TO ILLEGALLY EXPORT PAPER TO CHINA

Unearthed reported on 27th September that one of the UK’s biggest waste companies has been ordered to pay a record sum for trying to send loads of paper contaminated with dirty nappies and dog faeces to China for recycling.  Biffa Waste Services Ltd was fined £350,000 plus £240,000 in costs by a UK court for breaching waste regulations.  Biffa had labelled seven containers at Felixstowe port destined for the South China Sea coast as ‘mixed paper’ – but during a routine dockside inspection Environment Agency officers also found many other items including glass, plastics, electrical items, used nappies and sanitary towels, etc.

https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2019/09/27/waste-giant-gets-record-fine-for-trying-to-illegally-export-paper-to-china/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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