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.
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