360 Environmental
  4th April 2011  

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Landfill Tax increase 1 APRIL
Landfill Tax rises to £56/tonne.

Latest Green List available for Transfrontier Shipments 1 APR
A new Green List of wastes - v12b - that shows which countries will accept which wastes for treatment and recovery is now available.

Final 2010 Packaging data published 31 MAR
The final packaging recycling final for 2010 has been published showing that despite concerns in January for glass, the targets for all materials were met relatively easily. However, for the first time since the Regulations began, the total amount of packaging recycling has fallen.


New Waste Regulations come into force 29th March - see Netregs for explanation
DECC publish energy trends and quarterly energy prices
DECC publish 2009 and provisional 2010 emissions data
ECHA publish second consultation on restricting lead in jewellery
European Commission considers CO2 quotas for officials
Latest EU road freight statistics published
New EU End-of-waste criteria applied to scrap metals
Recycling company accuse EA officer of lying and appeal against £20k conviction for incorrect storage
McDonalds 1st, Cadburys 2nd and Greggs 3rd in most litter survey
HSE publish statistics for first 9 months 2010/11
Survey shows most Europeans unaware of what they throw away
SEPA publish Waste Digest with 2009 statistics
EU greenhouse gas emissions up 3%
EA issue Position Statement updating contaminated land definition of waste
Recycle Week to take place 20-26 June
WEEE sector get together to launch TV advert

New Consultations - No new releases - previous ones here.

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)

SEPA - Tyre recycling company Director fined £500 for failure to remove waste from site - 1 Apr


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.
There appears to have been little trading since the final 2010 data was published last week, but glass PRNs prices are alleged to be increasing. Q1 2011 data is due to be published 22 April. 

Material   2011 prices
Paper   1.50-2
Glass   11-13
Aluminium   15-17 (16-18)
Steel   7-9
Plastic   3-5
Wood   1.50-2
Net recycling   1.50-2.50
Net recovery   0.5-1

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


A man and his wife were awoken at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.
"Not a chance," says the husband, "it's 3:00 in the morning!" He slams the door and returns to bed.
"Who was that?" asked his wife.
"Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers.
"Did you help him?" she asks.
"No, I did not, it is 3:00 in the morning and it is pouring rain out there!"
"Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself!"
The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain.
He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?" "Yes," comes back the answer.
"Do you still need a push?" calls out the husband. "Yes, please!", comes the reply from the dark.
"Where are you?" asks the husband. "Over here on the swing!" replies the drunk.

A shepherd said to his sheepdog, "go and round up those sheep for me and put them in this pen". The dog said, "OK".
Later the shepherd said, "did you do that job for me?". "Yes", the dog replied.
How many sheep were there?", asked the shepherd. "40", said the dog.
"That's funny!", exclaimed the shepherd, "there were only 38 this morning". The dog replied, "You told me to round them up".