|Wolverhampton (UK) man handed Community Order for attempting to ship waste illegally|
17 December 2014
|On Tuesday 9 December, Emmanuel Yaw Tachie, of Mayfield Road, Wolverhampton pleaded guilty at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court to waste shipment offences.|
Between May 2013 and September 2013 the defendant was warned for attempting to illegally export electrical waste from the Bilston Industrial Estate to Ghana. Despite this warning, in November 2013 the defendant ordered a 40 foot shipping container and informed the freight company that it was for the purpose of shipping bicycles to Ghana. This container was subsequently stopped and examined at Felixstowe Port where it was found to illegally contain waste electrical equipment. The Waste Shipments Regulation prohibits the shipment of electronic waste to Ghana.
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