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Businesses pay £300,000 for packaging non-compliance

Posted on 5 September 2016

Businesses which failed to comply with the Packaging Waste Regulations donated an estimated £304,000 to charities to avoid legal action between January and July 2016.

Data published by the Environment Agency lists 14 companies who received civil sanctions from the Environment Agency for failing to register as obligated producers or to take reasonable steps to recycle packaging waste.

The Woodland Trust received the majority of financial contributions over the period, receiving total donations of £144,000.

Published in August, the list also includes businesses which were imposed on or accepted civil sanctions for other environmental offences such as water discharge. The list may also include details of enforcement undertakings accepted between August and December 2015, but not previously published. Read more: