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Midland Meat Firm Fined over Packaging Waste Irresponsibility - 01/11/2006
 
Incorrect recycling of waste packaging has landed Shire Foods of Warwick with a fine and costs totalling of £3000.
Incorrect recycling of waste packaging has landed Shire Foods of Warwick with a fine and costs totalling of £3000.

The firm admitted breaching the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations during a hearing before Leamington Spa magistrates. The court heard that over a 4-year period the firm, "a specialist manufacturer of savoury pies, pasties, and sausage rolls, had avoided costs in the region of £9000". (Meat Trades Journal 27 October 2006)

A Statement from the Environment Agency, uttered after the case repeated a description of an "enormous amount of packaging… sent to landfill each year in the UK" and of the aim of the Regulations "to reduce this figure by ensuring that a significant proportion of this packaging is recovered and recycled". We can add our comment that impending legislation on disposal of wastes and landfill taxes should continue the difficulties for the live/deadstock industry.

 
 
 

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