360 Environmental
  28th March 2011  

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Retail animal by-products can now go to landfill 28 MAR
The new Animal By-Products Regulations came into force on 23 March implementing a number of changes, but in particular, a new derogation for retailers.

Wales adds consultation on Food and Packaging Waste to their Zero Waste Strategy 22 MAR
The Welsh Assembly Government has added another consultation as it develops its waste strategy.


Key Environmental aspects of the Budget produced by the ESA
European Commission announce phase out of biodegradable waste to landfill by 2020-2025
WRAP publish new guidance on use of quality compost for building, civil engineering, landscaping and regeneration projects
HSE publish guidance for MRFs
Benghazi bombing may become more environmentally friendly
HMRC publish Jan landfill stats showing continued decline in standard rate inputs
ISWA newsletter published
Plastics recycling company fined £2.5k by HSE for not having employers liability insurance
WRAP report highlights impact of food waste on CO2 emissions
Flash-mob applause for recycling woman (Youtube)
New report shows strength of German contribution to global recycling
EA issue Position Statement on use of Alternative Raw Materials (waste) in manufacturing

New Consultations - Details here.

EA - Draft End of waste criteria (Quality Protocol) for the production of aggregates from inert waste - closes 26 Apr
DOENI - Environmental Better Regulation White Paper - closes 30 Sep
SEPA - Waste Data Strategy for Scotland - 2 May

Events - Details here

14-16 June - CIWM/ESA Annual Conference - London
13-15 September - RWM (in partnership with CIWM) Exhibition - Birmingham

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Odour failures lead to £30k for poultry farm - 24 Mar
EA - Electronics company fined £14k for failure to register under Packaging Regs - 23 Mar
EA - Kent men fined £7k for waste carrier licence offences - 21 Mar



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   11-13
Aluminium   16-18 (17-19)
Steel   7-9
Plastic   3-5
Wood   1.50-2
Net recycling   1.50-2.50
Net recovery   0.5-1

Material Prices (last weeks prices in brackets if changed)

Corrugated cardboard unchanged - £130-140 
Newspapers and magazines - £130 
Soft mix (newspapers, junk mail, household packaging etc) - £115
Office paper - £165

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Training Courses - two new courses available. See website for details.
11th May - General Waste Legislation
12th May - Hazardous Waste


Arriving in a hotel in Dublin , the Ryanair Chief Executive went to the bar and asked for a pint of draught Guinness.
The barman nodded and said, "That will be one Euro please, Mr. O’Leary."
Somewhat taken aback, O'Leary replied, "That’s a very competitive price," and handed over his money.
"Will you be wanting a glass with that?" enquired the barman..........

Newspaper clippings

Police in Sweden have chased a caravanning enthusiast at speeds of more than 100mph before discovering he did not hold a valid licence. The 70-year-old drove past a minibus containing off-duty police officers and shook off a patrol car which tried to pass to set up a road block. During the chase, he overtook several cars into oncoming traffic and round blind corners before he was finally stopped by a second patrol car.
At Boras District Court, the pensioner said he was trying to get to the caravan showroom before they closed for the day.