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Ice cream supplier charged £17,500 packaging waste fine

7th December 2010

Ice cream supplier fined for non-compliance

Scholler Ice Cream a Guildford ice cream supplier has been ordered to pay over £17,500 for failure to comply with the packaging waste regulations.

The ice cream supplier has been ordered to pay fines of £7,500, £7,656 in avoiding registration fees and £2,499 in costs to the Environment Agency.

The company pleaded guilty  to six offences of failure to register with the Environment Agency as well as failing to meet obligations to recover and recycle packaging waste for the years 2006-2008; also asking the court to take into account 12 similar offence for the years 2000-2005.

The ice cream suppliers main packaging activities are importing and selling, and materials handled included, cardboard cases, plastic and wood pallets.

To be obligated by the Regulations a company must have a turnover of more than £2 million and have handled more than 50 tonnes of packaging.

For information about this piece of legislation please contact a member of our packaging compliance team to find out more.