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Company: Biffa Waste Services Limited
Current Parent CompanyEnergy Capital Partners
Parent at the Time of the Penalty Announcement: Biffa PLC
Recap of Ownership Changes: Energy Capital Partners acquired Biffa in 2023
Company City/Town: London
Company Nation/Region: England
Company Number: 946107
Penalty: £175,000
Year: 2020
Date: 3 July, 2020
Offence Group: environment-related offences
Offence Type: environmental violation
Violation Description: Biffa lost a case in the Court of Appeal for exporting dirty waste to China, including used nappies and other contaminated materials. Biffa was fined a total of £350,000 across two charges of £175,000.
Action Type: agency action
Settlement Type: Prosecution
Case Number: 45207
Agency: Environment Agency
HQ Country of Parent: United States
Ownership Structure of Parent: privately held
Major Industry of Parent: private equity (including portfolio companies)
Specific Industry of Parent: private equity (including portfolio companies)
Source of Data: Contained in data received in response to a Freedom of Information request for a spreadsheet version of data contained in the Environment Agency Public Register at (click here)