Herefordshire Wildlife Trust benefits £23,645 from waste packaging offence
June 27, 2020, 3:35:13 PM
Image of Some of the new fencing at Titley Pool credit to Image credit: Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
UK: The wildlife trust is receiving the money following an Enforcement Undertaking (EU) accepted by the Environment Agency.
This financial contribution (£23,645.59 ) is from an EU offered to the Environment Agency by Edmo Ltd, a company based in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, who specialise in aluminium fabrication.
The company admitted between 1998 and 2016 it had not been registered as a producer of waste packaging regulations.
Company officials said they were unaware they had to register under the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations.
These regulations ensure packaging materials such as cardboard, plastics and glass are recycled and do not end up in a landfill.
Companies with a turnover of £2 million or more and which handle more than 50 tonnes of packaging per year must ensure a certain percentage of waste packaging is recycled.
They do this by registering with a packaging producer compliance scheme or directly with the Environment Agency and funding the recovery and recycling of packaging waste.
Amy Currie, a regulatory officer for the Environment Agency, said:
''Enforcement Undertakings allow businesses who fail to comply with legal requirements or pollute the environment to come into compliance or positively address and restore any harm caused to the environment and prevent repeat incidents.''
''The Environment Agency is increasingly using this method of enforcement for suitable cases to restore and improve the environment, change behaviour and improve practices of the offender.''
''Please report any environmental issues to the Environment Agency’s 24-hour incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60.''
A spokesperson for the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust said:
''The donation has enabled us to make significant improvements to a number of our nature reserves across Herefordshire."
The donation has funded the following:
At Titley Pool nature reserve, £2,500 to a fence around grassland area to allow livestock to graze and to protect the sensitive lakeside vegetation from sheep.
At Clay Valets, an ancient woodland in the north of the county, we have, again, been able to invest in fencing and gates to make the reserve’s boundary stock proof, spending £398.
The Sturts is a grassland reserve rich in diverse species of wildflower and grasses. Here, £1,500 had paid for a local farmer to bring their livestock to temporarily graze over the autumn and then cut the hay for us in the summer.
The remaining £19,247 is planned to be spent on the purchase of land at Common Hill, near Fownhope. This land is adjacent to another of our reserves which will extend the site and restore limestone grassland for wildlife.
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
Germany's new anti-discrimination strategy for LGBTI
March 11, 2021, 12:20:39 PM
Berlin: A new strategy that addresses the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons (LGBTI) in its foreign policy and development cooperation. The draft strategy has been approved by the Cabinet.
Myanmar's ambassador to the UK calls for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint
March 10, 2021, 6:16:10 AM
Rep. image of protesters
London: Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab responded to Myanmar ambassador to the UK Kyaw Zwar Minn's 8 March statement, which called for Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's President to be released.
UK, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab
UK's statement on violence against children at the UN Human Rights Council 46
March 10, 2021, 6:08:51 AM
London: The UK's International Human Rights Ambassador delivered this statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative Secretary-General on the Violence against Children.
UK, UN, Human Rights, G7
President Joe Biden statement on the House Taking Up the PRO Act
March 9, 2021, 5:11:09 PM
Rep. image, U.S. Flag
Washington D.C.: President Biden strongly encourage the House to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021, which would dramatically enhance the power of workers to organize and collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions.
US President, Joe Biden, America
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. statement on First-Ever Papal Visit to Iraq
March 9, 2021, 12:37:45 PM
Washington D.C.: Iraq is a country steeped in religious and ethnic diversity. It’s also home to one of the oldest and most diverse Christian communities in the world.
US President, Joe Biden, America