Nottingham company fails on packaging recycling

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22 Jun 2020

Following Environment Agency action, Fabriweld Tubular Steel Products, Nottingham, UK, has paid £15,300 to Notts Wildlife Trust for failing to meet packaging recycling obligations. Fabriweld is a design and manufacturing company providing steel and aluminium products.

The contribution is part of an enforcement undertaking (EU) offered to the Environment Agency for Fabriweld’s failure to register with the Environment Agency as well as avoiding Packaging Recovery Note costs. The company accepted it had failed to comply with the regulations for registration between 2001 and 2016, avoiding over £15,000 in costs.

Company officials said they were unaware they had to register under the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997 and 2007. These regulations ensure materials such as cardboard, plastics and glass are recycled and do not end up in landfill. Companies with a turnover of £2mln or more and which handle more than 50 tonnes of packaging per year must ensure a certain percentage is recycled.

The payment of £15,300 will be donated to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to restore and improve heathland habitat and habitat of national conservation at the Rainworth Heath nature reserve.