360 Environmental
  18th October 2010  

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Producer Responsibility Training Course
27th October

This course will give you all you need to know about data, registration options, evidence systems and compliance requirements for Packaging, WEEE and Batteries.

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

360 News

Council recycling success leads to £400k shortfall claim by incinerator operator 15 OCTOBER
A fall in residual waste for incineration caused by a new recycling initiative has lead to Stoke-on-Trent City Council facing a £400k claim by the City's incinerator operator.

Used lead acid battery transport requirements 14 OCTOBER
Whilst used lead acid batteries are clearly defined as hazardous waste, their status under Carriage of Dangerous Goods is not so clear.

Environment Agency to undergo 'substantial reform' in quango shake-up 14 OCTOBER
The Environment Agency is one of the bodies earmarked for major reform in the government's shake up of quangos.


ECHA publish toolkit for REACH registered companies to meet information requirements
Lincoln Trading Standards drop excess packaging case against Sainsbury's
New rules on Animal By-products adopted in Europe
Household waste recycling climbs 2% to 37% in Northern Ireland
EU postpone decision on whether to raise 2020 emissions targets
Bill to ban e-waste exports from United States under consideration
EA warns Batteries Schemes against complacency
HSE launch 20 minute risk assessment tool for low-risk offices
Unofficial Notes of 27 Sept EU WEEE TAC meeting available
AIPOLG meeting minutes show 350 fewer companies registered in 2010 for 'acceptable reasons'
Nordic countries establish method for calculating WEEE arisings
Defra publish summary of responses to Farm Films Producer Responsibility Consultation

New Consultations - details here

Defra - Aarhus Convention on Public Access - closes 17 Nov


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

21 October - Food Waste Collection and Processing 2010 - London
3-4 November - LARAC Conference and Awards - Liverpool
30 November - North East Recycling Forum - Annual Conference 2010 - Newcastle-on-Tyne

Prosecutions - details here

EA - Illegal waste carriers fined £2.5k and £2k - 15 Oct
HSE - Smurfit-Kappa fines for conveyor belt injury - 13 Oct


PRN prices continue to fall away on the spot markets to virtually nothing in some materials although it should be recognised that these do not necessarily reflect the volume market prices.
The delays in publishing the targets for next year are not helping, but both they and the Q3 data should be published this week. 

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

Paper - 1-2 
Glass - 10-12 (11-13) 
Aluminium - 30-35
Steel 3-4 
Plastic - 1-2 (1.50-3)
Wood - 1-2 
Net recycling - 1-2
Net recovery - 0.50-1

Material Prices

The prices below are an indication of current market values per tonne and are for large bales except glass. Previous (if change) in brackets.

Corrugated cardboard - 95-110 (£90-95)
Plastic LDPE film - £265-275 
Aluminium cans - £725-800
General scrap metal - £115-125
Mixed glass - £10-15 (£16-18)
Colour separated - £10-20 (£15-25)


360 Environmental - Permitting/Planning Support Advisor - closes 29 Oct


Paddy is passing by Mick's hay shed one day when through a gap in the door he sees Mick doing a slow and sensual striptease in front of an old red Massey Ferguson.
Buttocks clenched, he performs a slow pirouette and gently slides off first the right welly, followed by the left. He then hunches his shoulders forward and in a classic str1ptease move lets his braces fall down from his shoulders to dangle by his hips over his corduroy trousers.
Grabbing both sides of his checked shirt, he rips it apart to reveal his tea stained vest underneath and with a final flourish he hurls his flat cap onto a pile of hay.
"What the heck are you doing Mick?" says Paddy.
"Jeez Paddy, ye frightened the livin bejasus out of me", says an obviously embarrassed Mick, "but me and the missus been having some trouble lately in the bedroom department, and the therapist suggested I do something s*xy to a tractor". 

News clipping

Park officials in China have found a way to stop people from hogging their benches for too long - by fitting steel spikes on a coin-operated timer.
If visitors at the Yantai Park in Shangdong province, eastern China, linger too long without feeding the meter, dozens of sharp spikes shoot through the seat. The spikes are too short to cause any serious harm - but long enough to prevent people from sitting on them comfortably.
Park bosses got the idea from an art installation in Germany where sculptor Fabian Brunsing created a similar bench as a protest against the commercialisation of modern life.
"He thought he was exaggerating. He didn't foresee that a very practical country like China might actually use them for real," said one critic.
Parks in China suffer from chronic overcrowding at weekends when millions of people try to escape the country's teeming cities. "We have to make sure the facilities are shared out evenly and this seems like a fair way to stop people grabbing a bench at dawn and staying there all day," said one park official.