UK WASTE COMPANY FINED £1.5 MILLION FOR ILLEGALLY EXPORTING HOUSEHOLD WASTE

On 30 July, The Guardian reported that the UK’s largest waste company, Biffa, has been fined £1.5 million after exporting filthy rubbish marked as waste paper for recycling in India and Indonesia, in actions a judge called “reckless, bordering on deliberate”.  The case sees the second time in 2 years that the company has been fined for illegally exporting household waste.  In addition to the fine, Biffa was ordered to pay costs of £153,827.99, and a proceeds of crime order of £38,388.  In 2019, Biffa was fined £350,000, with costs of £240,000 and a proceeds of crime order of £9,912, for sending household waste, described as waste paper, to China between May and June 2015.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/30/uk-waste-firm-fined-15m-for-exporting-household-waste

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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