SI 2024/455
4th April 2024
Environment Agency consultation
11th April 2024

Manchester waste company fined £870,000

A Manchester company was fined over £870,000 for illegal waste exports to Poland.  The Environment Agency found that ten shipping containers, total contents 247 tonnes, of supposedly clean plastics sorted from household waste, instead contained a majority of plastics heavily contaminated with other household items including electrical items, nappies and oil cannisters which were unsuitable for recycling.