Frutarom (UK) Ltd was fined £20,000 in April this year for failing to comply with the 1997 Packaging Regulations. The law requires firms handling more than 50 tonnes of packaging a year to register with the Environment Agency and either recover packaging or join a compliance scheme. Frutarom did not comply with these requirements and pleaded guilty to six charges of failing to register with the Environment Agency, failing to submit compliance certificates and failing to recycle waste. The company was fined and ordered to pay £1,328 in costs. The Agency calculated that the firm had eluded paying £14,525 in recycling fees between 2003 – 2006. An additional substantial packaging fine in April this year was incurred by Weg Electric Motors Ltd; they were fined £13,500 and were also ordered to pay compensation of £2,304 and costs of £1,400. The company, which imports and exports electrical pumps, f ailed to register with the Agency between 2004 and 2006. It was calculated that the company had handled 1,100 tones of packaging during the time it was unregistered and saved £4,000 by not registering.