Red Bull has been hit with the biggest fine in the UK’s waste history after admitting breaking recycling laws. The drinks company was ordered to pay £261,278 by Southwark Crown Court after admitting charges of not recovering and recycling their packaging. The firm pleaded guilty to failing to tell the Environment Agency that it was a producer of packaging waste and to not recovering or recycling packaging waste for eight years between 1999 and 2006. Red Bull was also ordered to pay also ordered to pay £3755 in costs to the Environment Agency. Red Bull was also ordered to pay compensation of £6854 to the Environment Agency for unpaid registration fees for the years 1999 to 2006. To be fair it appears that when the company realised it mistake it went to the Environment Agency and has since complied with the law – which the Environment Agency says is in place to reduce packaging and waste and is designed to support the recycling industry.