360 Environmental
  8th November 2010  

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Wales introduces statutory recycling targets for local authorities alongside other waste prevention measures 3 NOVEMBER
The Welsh Assembly Government has passed a new Waste Measure 2010, applying statutory recycling targets to local authorities and giving powers to introduce other measures.


News

Defra publish business plan showing EA re-structure to be complete by April 2012 
Defra statistics show England narrowly misses 40% household recycling in 2009/10
'Continued Competency' extended by one year to 1 Mar 2012
EA clarify permitting position on bonfires
Wales reduces proposed single use plastic bag charge from 7p to 5p
EA to start using Civil Sanctions from 4 Jan mainly in haz waste and packaging waste offences
N Lincs Council pilot doorstep WEEE collections
Shipping lines halts WEEE exports to Nigeria
Defra publish 'myth busters' to counter newspaper claims
ECHA to host webinar on 15 Nov for companies uncertain on REACH registration process
Large-scale flytipper arrested in Welsh EA raids
New report claims food manufacturers sending less than 10% to landfill
US EPA requires all new vehicles to have 'fuel economy guide' sticker
Latest on-line Resource Management & Recovery published
EMR claims £5.9m from Sita over Landfill Tax rebate



New Consultations 
- details here

No new consultations.


Events

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

9 November - CIWM Waste Prevention and Reuse Conference - Birmingham
30 November - North East Recycling Forum - Annual Conference 2010 - Newcastle-on-Tyne
14-16 June - Futuresource Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition - London
13-15 September - RWM Exhibition - Birmingham


Prosecutions - details here

EA - Essex skip company fined £10k for illegal waste site - 5 Nov
EA - Corby transfer station office fined £7.5k for burning waste 'because it was cold' - 4 Nov
EA - Contractor and farmer fined for illegal Dartmoor waste disposal - 3 Nov
EA - Dorset waste company Director £3.5k fined for asbestos storage - 2 Nov
NIEA - Co Down businessman fined £4.5k for illegal storage - 1 Nov


PRNs (RIP)

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. The prices below are an indication of available spot prices. PRN price history shown here.

Paper - 1-2 
Glass - 2-5 (4-6)
Aluminium - 15-20
Steel 1-3
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 - £115-125 (£110-120) 
Plastic LDPE film - £265-275 
Aluminium cans - £800-850
General scrap metal - £130-135 (£115-125)
Mixed glass - £0-5
Colour separated - £15-25


Humour

Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards. One day they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, 'Now don't get mad at me......I know we've been friends for a long time.......but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is.' Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, 'How soon do you need to know?'

Newspaper clipping

Bosses on TV game show Countdown had to edit out part of the show after a contestant submitted an eight-letter expletive. A section of a recent show had to be refilmed after a Cambridge University maths student found an obscene use for the letters: 'DTCEIASHF'. Audience members erupted in laughter when Jack Hurst, 18, spelt out 'S***face' but producers were less amused, reports The Sun. Language expert Susie Dent confirmed to presenter Jeff Stelling that the word, describing a "rude or obnoxious person", was acceptable but Channel 4 ruled the round would have to be filmed again, with new letters.
The Sun quoted a source who joked: "The bizarre thing was he had a spare D - spelling a concept most students are more than familiar with."