Biffa accuses EA of ‘breaching responsibilities’ after waste export conviction

Waste firm Biffa has criticised the Environment Agency (EA) for not providing clear guidance after having been found guilty of breaching waste export regulations and says it is considering an appeal against the conviction.

In a landmark case last week, the waste giant was found guilty at Wood Green Crown Court of illegally exporting approximately 175 tonnes of household waste to China in 2015.

Sentencing was postponed on Monday, when the EA’s prosecution team revealed it was pursuing another case against Biffa, again involving a contravention of the 2007 Transfrontier Shipment Regulations, this time relating to the export of 40 containers of waste to India and Indonesia at the end of 2018.

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