Two subsidiaries of Wolverhampton-based Angel Springs Holdings have failed to comply with waste and recycling regulations in the UK.
The firm’s s subsidiaries, Angel Springs Ltd and Fillongley Spring Water, have failed to register between 2009 and 2016 under regulations covering packaging waste.
Angel Springs has failed to meet packaging regulations between 2009 and 2013, while Fillongley Spring Water joined the group in 2014.
Angel Springs Holdings failed to meet packaging regulations on behalf of the group between 2009 and 2016.
Angel Springs Holdings has agreed to pay £24,329.54 to the Marine Conservation Society for the breaches by its two subsidiary companies and not following agreement with the Environment Agency.
UK Environment Agency environment officer Beth Haste said: “Enforcement Undertakings offers are an effective enforcement tool used by the Environment Agency, to enable companies to address historical non-compliance under the Packaging Regulations, through actions that will ensure compliance with the relevant legislative requirements and support for suitable environmental projects, without attracting a criminal record.
“The Packaging Regulations require companies which annually have a turnover of more than £2 million and handle 50 tonnes or more of packaging, to take responsibility for packaging when it becomes waste.”
The Marine Conservation Society is a UK charity, which is working to protect the sea, shores and wildlife.
The society will use the money to support its Bincentives campaign in schools across the country and through social media.
Marine Conservation Society trusts and grants manager Rochelle Ferguson said: “The Marine Conservation Society is so grateful to have received support towards our education programme, more specifically, towards Bincentives which is designed by children, for children, to provide an incentive to do the correct thing with their litter.
“The campaign is self-led, giving students the responsibility for taking charge of the issue and the poster design is appealing to the age group. Bincentives has proved popular with schools, with over 250 schools downloading a copy so far.”
The Environment Agency is required to publish EU offers they have accepted and civil sanctions they have imposed, as part of the Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) Order 2010.