Businesses which broke environmental laws to cough up over £1.5million
At first glance anyone would see this amount as a hugely successful piece of enforcement action by the Environment Agency.
However, when using the word “enforcement” seldom does it refer to something encouraging if you’re able to see the bigger picture.
How is this a bad thing?
The answer to this is a simple one; some of these businesses failed to do the basics when it came to recycling their waste. Such as failing to recover or recycle packaging waste.
30 charities will benefit from the £1,564,761.09 which is the result of 26 Enforcement Undertakings. Nonetheless, there shouldn’t have been any action in the first place.
Can this be avoided?
In a word, yes. By choosing to recycle your waste you’re in turn choosing to save the planet first hand, rather than creating more long-term work for charities.
There are so many ways in which you can recycle now and the work is quite literally done for you. For example, Bakers have a multitude of recycling options which you can see below.
Here are four of our material specific recycling services:
(Facts and figures for this article were sourced from here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environmental-charities-receive-over-15-million-from-businesses-which-broke-environmental-laws)