360 Environmental
  7th February 2011  

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360 News

Can England meet European household waste recycling targets for 2015? 4 FEBRUARY
Waste statistics published by Defra for April - June 2010 show a continued decline in the amount of waste produced as well as a continued increase in recycling. England has now reached a 40% recycling rate for household waste.

European Parliament votes for 85% WEEE collection target 3 FEBRUARY
MEPs have voted to change the WEEE target system to require 85% of e-waste produced to be collected from 2016.

Defra launch 'Green claims' Guide 3 FEBRUARY
Defra have launched a Guide to help companies to describe the environmental credentials of their products in a way that people find easier to understand.

EA extend waste protocols programme 2 FEBRUARY
The Environment Agency have announced three further wastestreams to add to their end-of-waste protocols programme.

Big drop in accredited packaging reprocessors and exporters 1 FEBRUARY
The list of accredited reprocessors and exporters for packaging waste reveals 22% less than in 2010.


News

EA issue February Netregs bulletin
Another recycling centre fire
EU spot carbon market re-opens after €45m theft caused 2 week closure
ACP page updated with recent Task Force minutes
DECC publish 2009 Emissions Statistics
Mixed opinions from packaging sector in Courtauld survey
HSE publish work-related death details
Latest Resource Management and Recovery magazine published


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


Events - Details here

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 - 9th Feb, 23rd Feb 
  • Hazardous Waste - 16th Feb
  • Local Authority - legislation affecting household waste - 2nd Mar

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Recycling company fined £20k for incorrect waste storage - 4 Feb
EA - Environmental Permit offence costs Scott Bader £17k - 4 Feb
EA - Croydon WM company Henry Woods fined £3k for operating without Permit - 2 Feb
EA - Pet cremation owner jailed for illegal disposal - 2 Feb
HSE - Biffa fined £60k for NI death - 3 Feb


PRNs 

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2011 PRNs (last week in brackets) taking commission into account. PRN price history shown here.

Material   2011 prices
Paper   1.50-2
Glass   £13-15 (15-20)
Aluminium   15-20
Steel   7-9 (5-7)
Plastic   3-5
Wood   1.50-2
Net recycling   1.50-2.50
Net recovery   0.5-1

Material Prices

Corrugated cardboard - £125-135 (£115-125)  


Humour 

  1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.
  2. A will is a dead giveaway.
  3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
  4. A backward poet writes inverse.
  5. A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
  6. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
  7. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine was fully recovered.
  8. You are stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
  9. He broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
  10. A calendar's days are numbered.
  11. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
  12. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
  13. The short fortune teller who escaped from prison: a small medium at large.
  14. Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
  15. When you've seen one shopping centre you've seen a mall.
  16. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.

Newspaper clipping

Two British pensioners landed in hospital in southern Germany after their car's satnav directed them to drive into a church. While driving their Renault in the evening on a back road near the Austrian border, the navigation system instructed the couple to turn right where there was no road. "They were confused and didn't notice that the navigation system was faulty," a police spokeswoman said.
The 76-year-old driver then ploughed into the side of the village church, writing off the car, knocking a picture off the wall and damaging the building's foundations. Total damages were some 25,000 euros, police in the nearby town of Immenstadt said.
The couple, who were travelling to France, spent the evening in hospital recuperating from minor injuries.