A UK firm has been fined £85,000 for illegally shipping waste to Brazil. The company had sent 89 containers of waste, including contaminated items such as nappies and medical waste, abroad in an attempt to avoid the cost of disposing of it properly in Britain.
The incident served to highlight the importance of making sure that your company’s waste is handled properly. While this particular case involved contaminated materials, the risk of a rogue waste company exporting confidential material is also present.
An accredited and licensed waste management company, such as Assured Security Shredding, can handle your secure materials in an environmentally friendly and secure way. By properly destroying and recycling your paper, products, computers and uniforms, you can protect your company and the earth.
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