360 Environmental
  6th December 2010  

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Scottish Zero Waste consultation proposes mandatory recycling collections  6 DEC
Scotland is proposing to take a big step forward with the mandatory separation of recyclable waste by businesses coupled to bans on landfill and mixing.

Q3 WEEE data available 1 DEC
The EA have published Quarter 3 EEE and WEEE data.

Q3 Batteries data published1 DEC
The EA have published the data that shows the amount of portable batteries placed on the market and collected in the UK in Quarter 3.


Welsh 5p carrier bag tax becomes law for 1 Oct 2011 start
SEPA consults on improving environmental regulation
Wales consults on mandatory household recycling targets
Defra publishes AD Framework document
Health & Safety publish a brief guide for businesses
WRAP start a 'Market Snapshot Report' for recyclable materials
Northern Ireland Municipal Waste Management Statistics 2009/10
AQSIQ renewal application extended by 90 days
2 charged with 26 environmental offences for hazardous waste storage
US EPA announces new tool to identify safer chemicals
European Environment Agency publishes 2010 report
Most hazardous and most common chemicals now registered
Defra reveals rationale for PFI funding cuts
SEPA Awards crown top environmental businesses
EEA publish European Municipal waste generation statistics
EEA publish 'Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment'
NIEA publish Landfill Allowance Scheme Regulations Annual Report

New Consultations - details here

SEPA - Better environmental regulation: SEPA’s change proposals - 14 Feb 2011
NIEA - Consultation Paper On Draft Site Waste Management Plans Regulations - closes 11 Mar 2011


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

19-20 January - Waste Management Finance Forum - London
16-17 February - Energy from Waste - London
7-8 March - PPP in waste - London
14-16 June - Futuresource Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition - London
13-15 September - RWM Exhibition - Birmingham

Prosecutions - details here

EA - Devon skip-hire boss jailed for 9 months for burning waste - 1 Dec
EA - Contaminated glass for recycling costs company £7k - 30 Nov
HSE - Aston University fined £4k for asbestos offences - 3 Dec


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
Steel 1-2 (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
Plastic LDPE film - £290-300
Aluminium cans - £800-850
General scrap metal - £140-145
Mixed glass - £-5-0  
Colour separated - £15-30


Jane and Arlene are outside their nursing home, having a drink and a smoke, when it starts to rain. Jane pulls out a cond0m, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette, and continues smoking.
Arlene: What in the hell is that?
Jane: A cond0m. This way my cigarette doesn't get wet.
Arlene: Where did you get it?
Jane: You can get them at any drugstore.
The next day, Arlene hobbles herself into the local drugstore and announces to the pharmacist that she wants a box of cond0ms.
The pharmacist, obviously embarrassed, looks at her kind of strangely (she is after all, over 80 years of age), but very delicately asks what brand of cond0m she prefers.
'Doesn't matter Sonny, as long as it fits on a Camel.' The pharmacist fainted.

News clipping

Council officials are threatening to prosecute a secret Santa for leaving Christmas gifts for children in a park. The mystery man, who signs himself The Woodland Santa, creeps into Pembrey country park, near Llanelli, at night to hang gift-wrapped books and toys from trees.But Carmarthenshire council warned the man that he could land in court for fly-tipping, reports The Mirror. It is the second year running the phantom Santa has left his festive offerings - last year more than 600 toys and gifts were found hanging from fir trees. And the kind-hearted Santa has returned with more surprises for young visitors to the park this year. Park rangers have collected gifts including a Teletubbies annual, cuddly Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh puppet, which have all been passed on to local charity shops. Park manager Rory Dickinson said: "Tis the season to be jolly and giving - but this does cause us a few problems. We cannot leave the presents out because of littering issues." Carmarthenshire council officials said some of the presents were ruined by the weather and had to be thrown away as litter.Councillor Clive Scourfield said: "It's an unusual problem for us. We certainly don't want to be the first authority to be labelled Scrooges for citing Santa for fly-tipping. We would like to come to some kind of arrangement with him to better distribute his generosity - even if it is anonymously."