Biffa fined £1.5m for ‘reckless’ breach of export laws

Biffa has been ordered to pay £1.69m after being found guilty of illegally exporting to Asia material that was contaminated with household waste.

by Conor McGlone
EA inspections found that the waste included soiled nappies, tins, hairpieces, plastics, as well as clothing and food packaging. Photograph: Environment Agency
EA inspections found that the waste included soiled nappies, tins, hairpieces, plastics, as well as clothing and food packaging. Photograph: Environment Agency

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