The electronic accessories importer and supplier, Philex Electronic Ltd, has been fined £14k and ordered to pay costs of £1,805 for breaching the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007. The offences included not being registered to the recycling scheme, failing to recover and recycle packaging, and not providing a record of recycling. The Regulations apply to any company handling over 50 tonnes of packaging a year and with an annual turnover of more than £2m. During a routine audit the company’s manager told Environment Agency officers that it handled 469 tonnes of packaging in 2006 and 444 tonnes in 2007 but that it had not registered to join the recycling scheme because they were unaware of the Regulations. The total cost avoided by not complying with the scheme is estimated to be around £10,100.