Jamie Oliver restaurant chain and Bargain Booze fined for packaging non-compliance


The Jamie’s Italian restaurant chain owned by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been fined £5,904.94 for failing to comply with the Packaging Waste Regulations.

As a result of the enforcement action undertaken by the Environment Agency, Jamie’s Italian has now registered with Valpak’s compliance scheme and given the fine to the Young People’s Trust for the Environment.


But off license chain Bargain Booze has had to make a financial contribution of £188,109 to Groundwork Cheshire as a result of failing to comply to the regulations. It has now joined a compliance scheme, appointed somebody to be responsible for compliance, and will review its compliance at its monthly board meetings.

Other companies that had enforcement action taken against them between February and May 2014 included Bakers BASCO (£4,512.24 financial contribution to Keep Britain Tidy), Bates Farms and Dairy (£16,850 to six local schools), Eurostar Commodities (£2,249.18 to The Woodland Trust), and Lindley Catering Holdings (£14,000 to Waste Watch and Marine Conservation Society.

Enforcement action was also taken against M&A Pharmachem (£25,851 to the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Bolton Scout Trust), MCM Food Manufacturing (£4,532 to The Woodland Trust), Plastic Bottle Supplies (£8,200 to Groundwork UK) and Trans Ocean Bulk Logistics (£21,500 to the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust).