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September 24, 2009

BRITISH RECYCLER FINED FOR NOT PRODUCING ANY RUBBISH

Daily Mail - With its emphasis on re-using old materials or selling them as scrap, Mark Howard's bicycle shop is a model of environmental efficiency. So you might have imagined that his local council would be grateful to him for enhancing the area's green credentials. But instead the father of four has been hit with a L180 fine - because officers refuse to believe he doesn't create any commercial waste. . .Mr Howard stores surplus materials such as cardboard boxes and old pedals away for re-use, while bent steel or aluminium frames that can't be salvaged are sold for scrap.

1 Comments:

Anonymous RecycleBill said...

Politics as usual... I'm sure the local council has designs on the recyclables he sells and is loosing money or they wouldn't have fined him.

September 26, 2009 8:12 AM  

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