360 Environmental
  22nd November 2010  

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Defra spend details show 3 month EA IT bill of £10m 19 NOVEMBER 2010
Defra have published details of all spend over £25k by their various departments including the Environment Agency.


Government consults on diluting CRC requirements
Scottish Zero waste budget up but SEPA budget falls 10% in 2011/12
This week is European Waste Reduction week
ECHA release Technical Completeness Tool for REACH
Animal sacrifice in Lahore causes waste management issues
E-waste market predicted to treble to $15bn over next 5 years

New Consultations - details here

EA - Treatment and disposal of private sewage: PPG 4 - closes 14 Feb
DECC - Amendments to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2010 - closes 17 Dec


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
19-20 January 2011 - Waste Management Finance Forum - London
14-16 June 2011 - Futuresource Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition - London
13-15 September 2011 - RWM Exhibition - Birmingham

Prosecutions - details here

HSE - London waste company McGrath fined £14k after worker's legs crushed - 18 Nov
HSE - Fatal injury costs steel recycling company Celsa £236k - 17 Nov


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices (taking commission into account). 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
Plastic LDPE film - £280-290 
Aluminium cans - £800-850
General scrap metal - £130-135
Mixed glass - £0-5 
Colour separated - £15-25


Wood Allen quote

In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an o*gasm!

Newspaper clipping

A French farmer has been given a one-month suspended jail sentence and fined 500 euros for feeding his ducks marijuana to rid them of worms. Police arrested Michel Rouyer after they discovered 12 cannabis plants and about 5kg of the drug during a visit to his home after a theft. Mr Rouyer said there was "no better worming substance" for ducks and that his flock was in excellent health. A police spokesman said it was the first time they had heard such a claim. Mr Rouyer, who lives in the village of Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien on France's Atlantic coast, did also admit to smoking some of the marijuana.