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Companies fork out more than £290,000 for packaging offences

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Seventeen businesses have faced civil sanctions by the Environment Agency (EA) between February and June this year for breaching packaging regulations.

In total, the companies paid out £293,696.31 to a range of charities and community groups.

The payments are agreed between companies that produce packaging waste and the EA under the Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) Order 2010. The penalties redress producers’ failure to sign up with a compliance scheme in order to meet their recycling obligations.

The largest contribution, more than £63,000, was made by Pentair SSC UK, a subsidiary of Pentair and Tyco International.

The payment was made to Keep Britain Tidy (KBT). Pentair SSC also registered with the Valpak compliance scheme and agreed to annual regulatory compliance evaluation.

Tyco Holdings (UK) also gave more than £48,000 and Pentair Technical Solutions UK nearly £10,000 to KBT.

Shanks Waste Management, which is now Renewi, agreed a financial contribution of £60,000 to the Cumbria Wildlife Trust for breaching water discharge permit conditions.

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