360 Environmental
  25th October 2010  

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Quarter 3 packaging recycling data published 22 OCTOBER
The EA have published the packaging recycling data for Q3 showing a big jump in aluminium and a continued strong glass performance.


DECC announces that CRC will no longer return revenue to participants
Defra withdraw PFI funding from 7 Local Authority projects under Spending Review
EU WEEE recast slips to 2011
Defra administration budget cut by 33%
AD and Biomass to benefit from Renewable Heat Initiative
EU launches online TFS Forum
British Transport police want powers to close rogue scrappies
2010 REACH substance list updated by ECHA
EuP TV Testing Briefing Notes published by Defra
EU Parliament approves 30 day deadline bill payment law
NI sees marginal increase in household waste recycling to 39.7%
Construction industry unveils 5 new sustainability Action Plans
EA publishes Clinical Waste Pre-acceptance Update
Fats, Oil and Grease Forum gains momentum
Latest ESA Resource Management on-line magazine

New Consultations - details here

Welsh Assembly - Local Authority Environmental Regulation of Industrial Plant: 2011/12 Risk Based Fees and Charges - closes 14 Jan 2011


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

3-4 November - LARAC Conference and Awards - Liverpool
30 November - North East Recycling Forum - Annual Conference 2010 - Newcastle-on-Tyne

Prosecutions - details here

EA - Farming company with 188 tonnes packaging fined £1k for failing to register - 22 Oct
EA - Illegal tip of commercial waste at CA site leads to costs of £4.6k - 22 Oct
EA - Illegal storage costs Norfolk skip company £2.5k - 22 Oct
EA - Premier Waste fined £10k for failing to adequately cover landfill site - 21 Oct
EA - St Regis found guilty of falsifying environmental data - 20 Oct


The latest Q3 data is likely to have sounded the death knell for PRN prices (from a reprocessor and exporter point of view). The continued surge in glass volumes is likely to see a complete collapse of the glass PRN price whilst the jump in aluminium volumes will remove the pressure that had pushed prices high over the last couple of months. The remaining materials all show a large surplus for the year, so unless Defra releases some spectacular new targets for next year later this week, producers can be assured of cheap compliance.

Paper - 1-2 
Glass - 7-10 (10-12) 
Aluminium - 30-35
Steel 3-4 
Plastic - 1-2
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. Prices remain steady although a further drop in glass PRN prices is likely to push glass values down

Corrugated cardboard - 95-110
Plastic LDPE film - £265-275 
Aluminium cans - £725-800
General scrap metal - £115-125
Mixed glass - £10-15
Colour separated - £20-30


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


Tommy Cooper-isms

This lorry full of tortoises collided with a van full of terrapins. It was a turtle disaster.
I went to the doctor. I said to him 'I'm frightened of lapels.' He said, 'You've got cholera.'
I was reading this book today, The History of Glue. I couldn't put it down.
I phoned the local ramblers club today, but the bloke who answered just went on and on.
I fancied a game of darts with my mate. He said, 'Nearest the bull goes first' He went 'Baah' and I went 'Moo' He said 'You're closest'
I was driving up the motorway and my boss phoned me and he told me I'd been promoted. I was so shocked I swerved the car. He phoned me again to say I'd been promoted even higher and I swerved again. He then made me managing director and I went right off into a tree. The police came and asked me what had happened. I said 'I careered off the road'
I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him 50 quid that he couldn't reach the meat off the top shelf. He said, "No, the steaks are too high"