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BOGGED DOWN: Company to pay £20,000 to eco project in Tring after failing to comply with law

 Published on: 27th February 2024   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Buckinghamshire company has been ordered to pay almost £21,000 to a local charity, which will benefit an eco project in Tring, after failing to comply with packaging waste regulations designed to protect the environment.

Hi-Tech Coatings International Limited, an Aylesbury-based coatings manufacturer, has pledged £20,935.76 to the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust after failing to comply with the law.

The business did not register or take reasonable steps to recycle packaging waste, and avoided paying to offset their obligation based on how much packaging they handled in the previous year.

The money paid to the charity will help to protect local wildlife habitats and wetland areas through the trust’s College Lake programme in Tring.

Jake Richardson, a senior technical officer for the Environment Agency, said: “Any company handling more than 50 tonnes of packaging a year, and with a turnover in excess of £2million, must register with the Environment Agency or a packaging compliance scheme.

“If companies fail to meet their obligations under environmental law, we will take action to ensure that they change their ways.”

Photo credit: Westminster Libraries & Archives

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