360 Environmental
  15th November 2010  

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Waste Legislation Awareness Course
This Wednesday 17th November

Couple of places remaining. This course will take you through all the key areas of waste legislation. 

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

360 News

Restaurant chain hit with £25k costs for failing to register under Packaging Regs 12 NOV
A London restaurant chain has been hit with costs of £25k for failing to register between 2000 and 2009 under the Packaging Waste Regulations.

Summary of changes to Packaging Regulations 9 NOV
As well as providing targets for 2011 and 2012, the recently published Defra summary of consultation responses included a number of changes to the Regulations.

Defra launches consultation on local authority non-household waste collections 9 NOV
Under the existing Controlled Waste Regulations, local authorities have a statutory obligation to collect waste from certain non-household organisations - schools, prisons etc - but cannot charge for disposal. This consultation proposes to ensure that they should charge non-households to ensure a sustainable level playing field.


News

EU passes Industrial Emissions Law
Defra publish interim C&I waste survey results
11 people and 4 companies named in EA's largest investigation into illegal WEEE exports
EA publish interim guidance for Composting permit applicants
FDF publish 'Mapping Waste in the Food and Drink Industry' report
Defra publishes Action Plan for driving sustainability across government operations and procurement
German DSD Green Dot in management buyout from private equity
Dublin landfill sites now full
HSE report shows waste and recycling fatal and major industry rate more than four times industry average


New Consultations - details here

Defra - Review of the Controlled Waste Regulations - closes 3 Feb
Scottish Executive - Implementing Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan including bans on certain waste to landfill and WTE - closes 7 Feb


Events

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

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 - London restaurant chain hit with £25k costs for packaging regs offences - 11 Nov
HSE - Fridge recycling company fined £13k for lack of nitrogen controls - 8 Nov


PRNs

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices. PRN price history shown here (last week in brackets if there is a change).

Paper - 1-2 
Glass - 2-5
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. Last week in brackets if there is a change.

Corrugated cardboard - £105-115 (£115-125) 
Plastic LDPE film - £280-290 (£265-275) 
Aluminium cans - £800-850
General scrap metal - £130-135
Mixed glass - £0-5 
Colour separated - £15-25


Humour

Old age

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotard on, the class was over.

Newspaper clipping

A US woman has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly attacking a police officer with an adult toy. Carolee Bildsten, 56, of Gurnee, Illinois, allegedly assaulted the officer with what local police commander Jay Patrick called "a rigid feminine pleasure device". Police became involved when Ms Bildsten allegedly ran out of a local restaurant without paying her bill, reports the TribLocal. The assault is said to have happened after a police officer went to her home to question her about the complaint from Joe's Crab Shack. Ms Bildsten was arrested and taken into custody. As well as the aggravated assault charge, she was also charged with theft.