360 Environmental
  4th January 2011  

360 Newsletter

A very Happy New Year to everyone.

2011 promises to be an interesting one. The main event in England will be the Waste Review which is being undertaken by Defra. This will, allegedly, be published in May and should contain a wide ranging shake-up of waste strategy, following hot on the heels of new legislation recently published by Scotland and Wales. But there will also be many other implementations that will see all sectors affected in one way or other and we will keep you abreast of changes through the newsletter.

Of immediate concern to many subscribers will be the looming deadline for data submission under the Packaging Regulations. We have a number of training courses available over the next couple of months to help those unfortunate enough to have the task and can also provide a range of services to remove the headache - 360 Packacetamol...

Packaging Regulations Training Course

This one day course provides a full understanding of what is required and how to gather data and complete the data form.

Location: Leicester  Cost: £150+vat

Dates: 12/26 Jan, 9/23 Feb


360 News

EA produce factsheet showing Packaging Regulations changes 20 DECEMBER
The EA have produced a factsheet that explains all the technical changes from the consultation that will be incorporated into the Packaging Regulations in 2011.
 

 
News

RWM and Futuresource Exhibitions to combine for 2011
WEEE recast targets look likely to be phased
WRAP budget slashed by 28% in 2011/12
ACP Meeting Minutes from 2 Nov published
2009 stats on weight of goods through EU ports
HMRC publish October Landfill stats
DECC publish quarterly energy statistics
BIS promote Green Patent Fast Track success
Italy bans one-trip carrier bags
EA Civil Sanctions powers start


New Consultations - Details here

Defra - Changes to contaminated land regime under part 2A of the EPA - closes 15 March
EA - Standard Rules for the Environmental Permitting Regulations (Anaerobic Digestion plants) - closes 31 January


Events - Details here

19-20 January - Waste Management Finance Forum - London
26 January - The London Conference - London
16-17 February - Energy from Waste - London
7-8 March - PPP in waste - London
13-15 September - RWM/Futuresource Exhibition - Birmingham


Prosecutions - no new prosecutions - details of previous here


PRNs

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices (last week in brackets) taking commission into account. Aluminium has now dropped below £20, but glass has strengthened slightly on reports of an apparent lack of availability. PRN price history shown here.

Paper - 1-2 
Glass - 8-10 (2-5)
Aluminium - 15-18 (20-25)
Steel 1-2
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. (not updated from 17 Dec)

Corrugated cardboard - £105-115
Plastic LDPE film - £280-290 
Aluminium cans - £800-850
General scrap metal - £150-160 
Mixed glass - £-5-0  
Colour separated - £15-30


Humour

An elderly man is stopped by the police around 1 a. m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night.
The man replies, “I am going to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body”.
“Really?" says the officer, "Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?”
The man replies, “My wife.”

Newspaper clipping

A cobbler who won't buy heaters for his freezing staff has had them hypnotised into thinking they're warm. Martin Connellan bought coats for the lads in his workshop after temperatures plunged to -13°C, reports The Sun. However, with doors left constantly open to clear solvent fumes, the workers were still left shivering in the snow. But after a five-minute session with hypnotist James Kerwin they have reportedly been stripping down to shorts and T-shirts.
Worker Adam Hood, 27, said: "I definitely feel much hotter than I was. All my life I've had cold hands and that's even gone now. It's crazy how you can go from one extreme to the other like that."
Mr Connellan, who runs the workshop in Bromsgrove, Worcs, said: "The lads were all complaining because I like to keep the doors open. I bought them all jackets but they were still moaning so this was the last resort. I am a very sceptical person so I didn't think it would work - but soon they were complaining about how hot they were."
Mr Kerwin, of Studley, Warwicks, said: "It's all about mind over matter. It's a case of reprogramming people like you would a computer. You can retrain people into thinking differently about how they feel. It seems to have done the trick."