Recycling Company & Director Fined $40,000 for Exporting Hazardous Materials

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Environment Canada enforcement officers inspected two containers that were returned to Canada from Hong Kong. The containers contained hazardous materials, including lead acid batteries and used nickel-cadmium batteries. The recycling company that owned the containers didn’t have permits for the transit or export of hazardous recyclable materials. The company and a director pleaded guilty to exporting hazardous recyclable material without prior notification and exporting without a permit. The court fined the company $29,000 and the director $11,000 [Electronics Recycling Canada and Sai Feng Guan, Govt. News Release, June 5, 2015].