EPA prosecutes SinoEU Union International (Irl) Trading Ltd ta CI Electric Bikes

Sino-EU Union International (Irl) Trading Limited t/a CI Electric Bikes, Unit E7, Centre Business Park, Oak Drive, Oak Road, Dublin 12, pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in relation to ten offences under the Waste Management (Batteries and Accumulator) Regulations 2008 and three offences under the European Communities (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (WEEE) Regulations 2011.

On 3 September 2012 at Dublin Metropolitan District Court, the company admitted breaching the Regulations by:

• Placing batteries and electrical and electronic equipment on the market at a time when the company was not registered as a producer of such equipment.
• Failing to apply to the producer registration body for registration or renewal of registration.
• Failing to declare the quantities, by weight or number of units, of batteries and electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market.

Fines totalling €1,300 and EPA costs totalling €2,000 were subsequently imposed on Sino-EU Union International (Irl) Trading Limited t/a CI Electric Bikes. The company is now fully compliant.