Green law breakers

Green law breakers
Richard Ball Some 1,000 UK companies have missed the registration deadline for the latest packaging recycling regulations and are now breaking the law. So claims the Environment Agency which estimates that 3,500 UK companies are liable under the regulations. To comply, they must have registered last month either with the Environment Agency or with recognised schemes, such as from Valpak and waste disposal firms. Of the liable companies, 500 have registered directly with the Environment Agency, and around 2,000 with recycling schemes, leaving a shortfall of 1,000. In the electronics sector, these are believed to include medium sized enterprises and importers.”We do expect to get a number of late registrations,” said an Environment Agency spokesperson. See EW, April 23


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