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Firm fined for flouting green law
A company has been has been fined 12,000 with 1,000 costs for flouting rules designed to cut the amount of packaging going to landfill sites.

Northampton-based import company Bodum UK was prosecuted by the Environment Agency.

The firm handles more than 200 tonnes of packaging annually and has an annual turnover of 8m.

It had ignored the recycling legislation for two years, Northampton Magistrates' Court heard.

Under environmental regulations any company with an annual turnover of more than 2m and handling more then 50 tonnes of packaging must recover and recycle a large percentage of its waste materials.

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