Al Jazeera: Dutch slag collector sentenced for stealing 1.5 million bags of rubbish

Al Jazeera: Dutch slag collector sentenced for stealing 1.5 million bags of rubbish

July 7, 2021 Comments Off on Al Jazeera: Dutch slag collector sentenced for stealing 1.5 million bags of rubbish By admin

The Dutch slagging company Easy Slags has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for stealing more than 1.3 million bags from a Dutch waste management firm.

The Dutch company’s former chief executive, Karel De Geest, admitted his role in the theft in a statement to the court, saying he did not know what the bags were supposed to be used for.

“I don’t know what we were supposed a) to use them for and b) for what purpose,” he said.

The company was fined 1.2 million euros ($1.5 mn) in January 2018.

It is not clear if the fines were linked to the theft.

Dutch slagging lawDutch slag collectors are allowed to collect rubbish from slag dumps in cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

But many of the companies that collect the rubbish in those cities are not registered with the government.

The Netherlands is one of the countries with the lowest rates of pollution, with only 2% of the world’s population living in cities.

But Dutch authorities are now trying to clamp down on the practice.

In November 2018, the country’s environmental court found the slagging companies guilty of illegal dumping.

The company, which has been running since the 1980s, is a subsidiary of Dutch conglomerate KGV.

It is also facing a lawsuit by the Environment Agency of the Netherlands.