360 Environmental
  2nd November 2010  

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SEPA charges consultation proposes big saving for Batteries Compliance Schemes  2 NOVEMBER
Although no Batteries Compliance Schemes are currently registered in Scotland, SEPA are proposing to offer a significant reduction in the Agency registration fee over what is charged by the EA.

New Packaging Regulations targets announced  26 OCTOBER
Defra have finally revealed new targets for 2011 which are likely to see PRN prices remain at rock bottom.

New derogations for collection of small quantities of ABP agreed by EU  25 OCTOBER
Amendments to the Animal By-Products Regulations due in March 2011 will allow those producing small amounts of raw meat waste to dispose of it with general waste.


News

HMRC publishes August Landfill stats
HSE publish 2009/10 accident statistics
Scottish waste and plant hire company has Waste Carrier's registration renewal refused


New Consultations - details here

SEPA - charges for 2011/12 (see article above) - closes 21 Jan


Events

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

3-4 November - LARAC Conference and Awards - Liverpool
9 November - CIWM Waste Prevention and Reuse Conference - Birmingham
30 November - North East Recycling Forum - Annual Conference 2010 - Newcastle-on-Tyne


Prosecutions - details here

EA - Nottinghamshire cycle company fined £34k for Packaging Regs offences - 28 Oct
EA - Illegal waste site owner and skip operator in Surrey hit with £14k costs - 1 Nov
EA - Skip hire company illegally burnt waste and buried asbestos - 28 Oct
EA - Scrap metal dealer fined £5k for illegal microwave operation - 28 Oct


PRNs

The announcement by Defra (see above) that the targets for 2011 and 2012 will broadly remain unchanged from 2010 put the final nail in the PRN coffin, following Q3 data publication. With December carry over effectively worthless, PRN prices are now likely to stay low for the next two years.

Paper - 1-2 
Glass - 4-6 (7-10)
Aluminium - 15-20 (30-35)
Steel 1-3 (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 - 110-120 (95-110) 
Plastic LDPE film - £265-275 
Aluminium cans - £800-850 (£725-800)
General scrap metal - £115-125
Mixed glass - £0-5 (£10-15)
Colour separated - £15-25 (£20-30)


Humour

A pirate walked into a bar, and the bartender said, "Hey, I haven't seen you in a while. What happened? You look terrible."
"What do you mean?" said the pirate, "I feel fine."
"What about the wooden leg? You didn't have that before."
"Well," said the pirate, "We were in a battle, and I got hit with a cannon ball, but I'm fine now."
The bartender replied, "Well, OK, but what about that hook? What happened to your hand?"
The pirate explained, "We were in another battle. I boarded a ship and got into a sword fight. My hand was cut off. I got fitted with a hook but I'm fine, really."
"What about that eye patch?"
"Oh," said the pirate, "One day we were at sea, and a flock of birds flew over. I looked up, and one of them pooped in my eye."
"You're kidding," said the bartender. "You couldn't lose an eye just from bird poop."
"It was my first day with the hook."

News clipping

A mother of two boys reported a topless sunbather to police because the way she applied suntan lotion was "troubling" her sons. The 26-year-old woman, identified only as Luisa under Italian privacy laws, was questioned by officers after they were brought to the scene by the mother. She had initially asked the woman, an assistant in a fashion store, to cover herself up as her ample chest and the act of rubbing cream on her body had "troubled her sons aged 14 and 12".
The woman, who was sunbathing on a public beach at Anzio south of Rome, refused and so officers were called. The case has triggered a debate in Italy about topless sunbathing, reports the Daily Mail.
Luisa's lawyer, Gianluca Arrighi, said: "Something like this happening in 2010 is absurd.
"Let's be clear my client is tall, brunette and has an ample chest and is therefore going to naturally be sensuous when she applies cream to her chest. This may well have attracted the attention of the women's two sons but it should not lead to my client being convicted. She is amazed that she is being condemned for simply sunbathing topless."
A police spokesman in Anzio said: "A patrol was stopped by a mother of two sons who was angry at a topless sunbather and the way she was applying suntan cream. We have opened a file on committing an obscene act as we are committed to following the complaint.
From what I heard she was very attractive."