360 Environmental
  24th January 2011  

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Agency clarify point at which packaging waste is considered to be exported 20 JANUARY
The point in the export process that determines whether material can be used in December carry over has been clarified by the EA.


Hotel made of rubbish opens in Madrid
NI Municipal Waste Statistics shows 3.3% fall in waste arisings
Three arrests for illegal export of tyres to SE Asia
EU publish ADR 2011 changes
Europe votes to ban industrial gas carbon credits
Up to 2m Carbon Allowances may have been stolen from ETS registries
Report shows distribution of Environmental Taxes across Europe
EC publish report on MS performance in the prevention and recycling of waste
Commons debate questions practicality of Localism Bill
NIEA publishes Enforcement Policy
Israel's new Packaging Regulations will see £432/tonne fines for non-compliance
WRAP launch new Business Development Fund
WRAP obtain State Aid approval from European Commission
Bids Sought for E-Waste Recycling Facility in Mumbai 

New Consultations - Previous ones here - no new ones in the last week.

Events - Details here

26 January - The London Conference - London
10 February - Organics - the big issues
16-17 February - Energy from Waste - London
7-8 March - PPP in waste - London

9 March - Redefining Commercial Waste
13-15 September - RWM (in partnership with CIWM) Exhibition - Birmingham

360 Training courses

£150/person, held at 360 Environmental, Leicester - more details

  • Packaging regulations overview and data support - 26th Jan, 9th Feb, 23rd Feb 
  • Hazardous Waste - 16th Feb
  • Local Authority - legislation affecting household waste - 2nd Mar

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - WRG fined £20k for landfill emissions - 19 Jan
EA - Scrapco in Kent fined £23k for illegally processing metal and WEEE - 18 Jan
HSE - Company, Director and NHS Trust fined £19k for asbestos offences - 19 Jan


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices (last week in brackets) taking commission into account and now showing 2011 PRN prices.
This is the last week that PRNs for 2010 can be bought as Certificates of Compliance must be complete by next Monday. The pressure on glass appears to have fallen off a bit, but the recent scare has now pushed up prices for 2011 glass PRNs. Other materials have also hardened a bit for 2011. PRN price history shown here.

Material 2010 prices 2011 prices
Paper 1-2 1.50-2
Glass 35-40 (40-50) 15-20
Aluminium 13-15 (15-18) 15-20
Steel 3-5 (1-2) 5-7
Plastic 1-2 2-3
Wood 1-2 1.50-2
Net recycling 1-2 1.50-2
Net recovery 0.5-1 0.5-1

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 - £125-135 (£120-130)
Plastic LDPE film - £270-280 (£280-290) 
Aluminium cans - £800-850
General scrap metal - £160-180 
Mixed glass - £-5-0  
Colour separated - £15-30


A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question and gently tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window.
For a few moments everything was silent in the cab. Then, the still shaking driver said, "Are you OK? I'm so sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me."
The badly shaken passenger apologized to the driver and said he didn't realize that a mere tap on the shoulder would startle the driver so badly.
The driver replied, "No, no, I'm the one who is sorry, it's entirely my fault today is my very first day driving a cab. I've been driving a hearse for 25 years."

It was mealtime during a flight on a British Airways plane. 'Would you like dinner?' the flight attendant asked the man seated in the front row. 'What are my choices?' the man asked.
'Yes or no,' she replied.

Newspaper clipping

An Australian couple had to be rescued - after they tried to float down a flood-swollen river on two inflatable dolls. The bizarre attempt to navigate the Yarra River in Queensland backfired when the woman lost her doll in rough water, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The incident prompted a warning from police that blow-up adult toys are "not recognised flotation devices".
Police and a State Emergency Services crew were called to the rescue when the pair, both 19, got into trouble at Warrandyte North. They clung to a floating tree in the river, calling for help, and luckily a passer-by was on hand to call emergency services while a kayaker brought them life jackets. Police and the SES crew eventually arrived to haul the thrill-seekers to safety. With Queensland in the grip of its worst flooding in living memory, police said they were not amused at the pair's "stupid" actions."We've got people busy with rescues and to have to divert resources to that sort of thing is not ideal," said Senior Constable Wayne Wilson
The rescued pair were checked by ambulance officers but did not require medical attention. "The fate of the inflatable dolls is unknown," added Senior Constable Wilson.