360 Environmental
  29th November 2010  

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HMRC publish Q3 September Landfill Tax data 29 NOVEMBER
The latest Landfill Tax data shows a resumption in the decline of general waste inputs after six steady quarters.

Are you required to register as a Waste Carrier? 29 NOVEMBER
There still appears to be considerable confusions as to who is required to register as a Waste Carrier.

EA 'Greener Business Reports' identifies key prosecution culprits across sectors 24 NOVEMBER
The EA have published a series of reports on the environmental performance of businesses across the sectors including waste.

News

European Parliament vote for tighter RoHS restrictions on electrical product manufacture
EA to start to use new Civil Sanctions powers from 4 January
EU publish renewable energy statistics for 2008
Italy faces EU fines over uncollected rubbish
Tockwith burnt out waste plant metal wreckage stolen
Scotland's household waste recycling rate rises 2% to 37.2%
US waste industry reported to have a conbined revenue of $75bn
European Environment State and OUtlook 2010 published by European Environment Agency
100th company signs up to on-pack recycling labelling
Irish Carbon Tax to double


New Consultations - details here

Welsh Assembly Govt - Draft Recycling, Preparation for Re-use and Composting Targets - closes 21 Jan


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
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

EA - Luxury ice cream supplier ordered to pay £17.5k for packaging offences - 26 Nov
EA - Birmingham man ordered to pay £40k for string of flytipping offences - 22 Nov


PRNs

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). Aluminium seems to be stubbornly holding out at prices above £20 for some unknown reason, but otherwise, the rest are at administrative levels.

Paper - 1-2 
Glass - 2-5
Aluminium - 20-30 (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 for cardboard and plastic, are for large bales. Last week in brackets if there is a change.

Corrugated cardboard - £110 - 120 (£105-115)
Plastic LDPE film - £290-300 (£280-290) 
Aluminium cans - £800-850
General scrap metal - £140-145 (£130-135)
Mixed glass - £-5-0 (£0-5) 
Colour separated - £15-30 (£15-25)


Humour

A seven year old boy was at the centre of a courtroom drama today. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge awarded custody to his aunt. The boy however confirmed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and refused to live there. When the judge suggested that he live with his grandparents the boy cried out that they beat him more than anyone. Then in an unprecedented move, the judge dramatically allowed the boy to choose who should have custody of him. In a final ruling yesterday, custody was granted to the Welsh Rugby team as the boy firmly believes that they are not capable of beating anyone.

News clipping

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has ruffled feathers by hosting a stall at an adult exhibition. The charity, whose patron is the Queen, is trying to recruit members from visitors to Er*tica 2010. The exhibition, at London's Olympia, features str1ptease artists, and sells lingerie, adult toys and explicit literature. But visitors to this weekend's show were surprised to see burlesque dancers wearing feathers adorning a stall manned by the RSPB.
Risque slogans urged visitors to "come and frolic in our wetlands," while touting T-shirts featuring a pair of Great Tits and a Shag. Those attending the exhibition in London's Olympia looking for adult entertainment were told: "If you're into birds come and join us".
One visitor said he was "stunned" to see the traditional charity's stall next to a stand selling racy lingerie. Nik Shelton, a spokesman for the RSPB said the stall was attracting a lot of attention.
He said: "We know that our members are a very open-minded bunch and come from all walks of life. We have been getting a lot of interest - and some are already members."