Glass recycling fraudsters incarcerated

Two directors whose deceitful actions had a big impact on the glass recycling market have each been jailed for four years and ordered to pay over £200,000

Two waste bosses have been jailed for four years for fraud, money laundering and environmental offences.

The actions of Andrew and Paul Thomas were partly to blame for the troubled glass recycling market last autumn. Their company, Nationwide Recycling Ltd, made £2m by issuing fraudulent packaging recycling notes (PRNs) for materials that were never received or recycled.

Andrew and Paul pleaded guilty at Swansea crown court last October to conspiracy to commit fraud, money laundering and breaching regulations 12, 38(1)(a) and 41 of the 2007 Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations (ENDS Report 453, p17).

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