from Simeon Goldstein, packagingnews.co.uk, 11 August 2009
THINGS ARE HOTTING-UP ON THE LEGAL FRONT! Under the Producer Responsibility Requirements (Packaging Waste) Regulations, firms that handle more than 50 tonnes of packaging a year and generate a turnover bigger than £2m are required to register with the EA or compliance scheme.
Many companies have ignored this legislation and clearly ‘flouted the law’. Following recent prosecutions (see our other reports in our ‘legal section‘ ), a West Sussex jewellery importer is now the latest firm to be prosecuted under these regulations after it was fined more than £6,200 last week. Burgess Hill-based Icon Live imports and sells jewellery and pleaded guilty to not recovering and recycling packaging waste in 2006 and 2007.
Read the whole article at: Jewellery firm fined £6,000 under packaging waste rules | packagingnews.co.uk.