UK INK CARTRIDGE FIRM HIT WITH A $15K PACKAGING WASTE FINE

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UK INK CARTRIDGE FIRM HIT WITH A $15K PACKAGING WASTE FINE

 user 2009-12-14 at 10:43:24 am Views: 50
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    UK INK CARTRIDGE FIRM HIT WITH A $15,000.00  PACKAGING WASTE
    FINE

    Ink cartridge manufacturer Dynamic Cassette
    International has been fined more than £10,000 ($15,000.00 )for failing
    to comply with packaging waste legislation.Dynamic had not registered
    with the Environment Agency or compliance scheme during 2007 and 2008
    and avoided paying £2,562 in that time.

    Boston Magistrates’ Court
    fined the firm £8,000 and ordered it to pay £2,058 in costs.
    In a
    statement to Packaging News, Dynamic, which represented itself in the
    case, recognised the error, but said it had always been committed to
    recycling.”One employee’s misinterpretation of the rules lead to this
    unfortunate situation which has now been rectified. Dynamic was able to
    show conclusively that it is able to support recycling as one of its
    core business commitments.”Dynamic is involved in the research and
    development and manufacturing of ink cartridges, ink formulation and
    packaging design.

    The statement continued that the firm had
    invested more than £800,000 and had worked with major grocery and high
    street retailers across Europe to reduce packaging by more than 40%.The
    Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations
    require firms that have a turnover of more than £2m and that handle more
    than 50 tonnes of packaging a year to register with the Environment
    Agency of packaging waste compliance scheme.Environment office Claire
    Parker said: “The [fine] shows that the Environment Agency will actively
    seek to find and prosecute companies who do not comply with these
    regulations.”
    http://packagingnews.co.uk/environment/news/973595/Ink-cartridge-firm-hit-10k-packaging-waste-fine/