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£20,000 fine for not registering with a compliance scheme

An educational book publisher has received a costly lesson in the importance of recycling.Cumbria-based Coordination Group Publications was fined £20,000 at Kendal Magistrates last week for failing to comply with packaging waste regulations.The firm pleaded guilty to 10 charges of offences committed between 2000 and 2003.Estelle Palin, prosecuting for the Environment Agency (EA), told the court how under the regulations, companies that have turnover ...