360 Environmental
  4th October 2010  

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Whistlestop Waste Legislation Training Course
Wednesday 6th October

Are you compliant? This course will take you through all the key areas of waste legislation and is relevant to anyone who looks after waste management in their company. 

Location:
 Sileby nr Leicester. Cost: £100/delegate
Other training courses are now available.
 

360 News

Defra's Waste Review consultation draws to a close 4 OCTOBER 2010
The Government's Waste Review consultation closes on 7th October. The findings will influence thinking on waste policy with new goals intended for 2014 and 2020 towards a 'zero waste economy'.


News

Scottish Government Climate Change Targets published
UK renewable electricity supply falls 12% in Q2 of 2010
New waste crime documentary series starts on the BBC
Summary report on UK combined heat and power supply in 2009
EA September Business News published
Revised RoHS list passes into EU law
Survey published on how EU land is covered - forestry, roads etc
How the EU spent its 2009 budget
Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices published by DECC
BIS reveals industry WEEE advisory support plans
One on five businesses may have got CRC wrong according to research
US acts to stop e-waste dumping in developing world


New Consultations - details here

Defra - Local Authority Environmental Regulation of Industrial Plant: 2011/12 Fees and Charges - closes 22 Dec
EA - Safe storage combustible materials prevent and control fire - PPG29 - closes 24 Dec


PRNs

Prices staying low - previous years and earlier this year shown here. 
Next quarterly data due to be published 23 October.

Current price guide - £/tonne (last week in brackets if there is a change)

Paper - 1-2  
Glass - 11-13 
Aluminium - 30-35
Steel 3-4 
Plastic - 1.50-3
Wood - 1-2 
Net recycling - 1-2
Net recovery - 0.50-1


Events

Details of these and links to the organisers can be found on our website

6-7 October - European Bioenergy Expo and Conference - Stoneleigh Park
13-14 October - Irish Recycling and Waste Exhibition - Dublin
3-4 November - LARAC Conference and Awards - Liverpool
30 November - North East Recycling Forum - Annual Conference 2010 - Newcastle-on-Tyne


Prosecutions - details here

EA - Dumping asbestos costs roofing contractor £3.6k - 30 Sep
EA - Grundon's fined £36k for breaching landfill permit conditions - 30 Sep


Humour

A guy goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at him.
She says hello. He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from. So he says, "Do you know me?" To which she replies, "I think you're the father of one of my kids."
Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife and says, "My God, are you the stripper from my bachelor party that I made love to on the pool table with all my buddies watching while your partner whipped my backside with wet celery???"
She looks into his eyes and says calmly, "No, I'm your son's teacher."

Newspaper clipping

A robber has been arrested after posting a bank surveillance photo as his Facebook profile picture and announcing: "I am now a bank robber." FBI agents arrested Ryan Homsley, 29, who is accused of being the so-called 'Where's Waldo? bandit' who held up his victims while dressed in a striped top and large spectacles. Homsley, thought to be a diabetic, said on his Facebook page "I am doing this to pay for my medical expenses - live for today."