Leigh convicted of false claims for waste solidification process

In an unprecedented case, waste management business Leigh Environmental has been fined £7,000 and told to pay costs of £72,500 after being convicted on seven charges under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. The offences related to claims in a video advertising the firm's hazardous waste solidification process.

Leigh's video, "Waste Management for Tomorrow's World", featured a former presenter of the BBC's "Tomorrow's World" programme standing on an apparently solid deposit of "polymer" produced by Leigh's Sealosafe process. His footsteps are heard on the solid surface as he comments "I would hardly be standing here if it wasn't entirely safe".

The video was still being circulated by Leigh after an investigation by Harwell Laboratory had come to

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