360 Environmental
  21st February 2011  

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Report gives snapshot of European Packaging waste schemes 18 FEB
A report by the Green Dot organsiation gives brief details of how the Packaging Regulations operate in each EU country.

Latest Agency/Industry WEEE Group minutes published 21 FEB
The EA have published the minutes of the most recent AIWOLG meeting that includes an insight into the Agencies enforcement policy on WEEE.


First ever corporate manslaughter conviction costs company 115% of turnover
Scotland's recycling rate hits 37.7%
EU Parliament vote to cut van CO2 emissions
EU launch consultation on measures to halt illegal waste exports
Government issue responses to CRC Consultation
CIWM Guide to waste jargon, acronyms, legislation etc
Government launch Green Economy Council (but it's not a quango...)
Concern over landfilling of low-energy bulbs
EU to ban 6 toxic chemicals
EA issues new Regulatory Position Statement that allows storage of waste aerosols without a Permit
HSE find quarter of waste companies spot-checked in Derbyshire operate unsafe practices

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

Events - Details here

7-8 March - PPP in waste - London
9 March - Redefining Commercial Waste
24-27 May - Waste-to-resources - Hanover, Germany
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 - 23rd Feb, 2nd March 

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Farmer hit with £10k costs for burying asbestos - 18 Feb
EA - Community service and curfew on man who illegally exported WEEE to Ghana - 18 Feb
EA - Dumped asbestos costs Cleckheaton demolition company £25k - 18 Feb
EA - £15k costs for Nottinghamshire Recycling for illegal storage - 18 Feb
EA - Think Environmental Ltd fined £20k for illegal waste burial - 18 Feb
EA - Co Armagh businessman fined £2k for illegal waste storage - 14 Feb


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.
The next set of data that is due to be released by the EA will be the final 2010 dataset on 31st March.
Q1 2011 data will be available 22nd April.

Material   2011 prices
Paper   1.50-2
Glass   13-15
Aluminium   20-22 (15-20)
Steel   8-10
Plastic   3-5
Wood   1.50-2
Net recycling   1.50-2.50
Net recovery   0.5-1

Material Prices

Corrugated cardboard unchanged - £125-135


After the wedding festivities Jenny prepares herself for bed and the expected knock on the door. Sure enough the knock comes, the door opens and there is Phil, her 85 year old groom, ready for action. They unite as one. All goes well, Phil takes leave of his bride, and she prepares to go to sleep.
After a few minutes, Jenny hears another knock on her bedroom door, and it's Phil, Again he is ready for more 'action'. Somewhat surprised, Jenny consents for more activity and when the newlyweds are done, Phil kisses his bride, bids her a fond good night and leaves.
She is set to go to sleep again, but, aha, you guessed it - Phil is back again, rapping on the door and is as fresh as a 25-year-old, ready for more 'action'. And, once more they enjoy each other. But as Phil gets set to leave again, his young bride says to him, 'I am thoroughly impressed that at your age you can perform so well and so often. I have been with guys less than a third of your age who were only good once. You are truly a great lover, Phil.'

Phil, somewhat embarrassed, turns to Jenny and says: 'You mean I was here already?'

The moral of the story:

Alzheimer's has its advantages.

Newspaper clipping

Road officials who built a wall across a 70mph motorway at night without warning motorists are being sued by crash victims. The five feet high wall - which had no lights or signs - had been built to protect road repairers working further down the highway.
But officials are facing an inquiry after dozens of cars slammed into the wall in Xian, Shaanxi province, western China, without realising it was there. Survivor Zou Tieqin, 42, said: "I had my family in the car and I suddenly saw the wall in my headlights. I braked but it was too late and I went straight through.
"We were saved by our airbags but when we got out of the car we saw lots of other vehicles piling in. Some weren't so lucky. The people responsible cannot get away with this and we are demanding compensation," he added.
But far from apologising - workers kept rebuilding the wall every time it was hit - saying they had put lights up but they had been pinched.