The trial of four men and two companies accused of illegally exporting prohibited waste to Brazil was adjourned after one day.
Jonathan Coombe, 41; Simon Edwards, 45; Julio Da Costa, 50; Juliano Da Costa, 26; Worldwide Biorecyclables Ltd and Edwards Recycling Ltd appeared before City of London Magistrates Court to face charges in connection with an incident in 2009 when 89 containers of waste were repatriated from Brazil.
The case follows a two-year investigation by the Environment Agency’s National Enforcement Service working with the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources.
One person originally arrested in connection the case failed to appear in court and is now being sought.
No pleas were entered and the matter was adjourned until 27 January 2012.