UK high street discount retailer The Works Stores has made a financial contribution to environmental charity for waste packaging violations.

The voluntary donation made the company through Enforcement Undertaking (EU) to Environment Agency.

The Works Stores is offering £35,868.12 to Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Between 7 April 2010 and 7 April 2016, the retailer failed to register as a waste packaging producer. The Works Stores said that it was not aware of The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations.

These regulations ensure packaging materials such as cardboard, plastics and glass are recycled.

Environment Agency spokesperson said: “Enforcement Undertakings allow businesses who fail to comply with legal requirements or pollute the environment to come into compliance or positively address and restore any harm caused to the environment and prevent repeat incidents.

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“The Environment Agency is increasingly using this method of enforcement for less serious cases to restore and improve the environment, change behaviour and improve practices of the offender.”

The amount will be used by the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership for education sessions to primary school groups on the significance of rivers and wildlife at the partnership’s Environment Centre.

It will also facilitate in offering training sessions to environmental conservation groups and support the UK’s native bird the willow tit, which is declining at a fast rate.

In February last year, the UK Government introduced consultations to revamp the country’s waste system, reduce plastic pollution, and move towards a more circular economy.