360 Environmental
  3rd May 2011  

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End-of-waste criteria agreed for metals 3 MAY
The EU has agreed criteria to define when iron, steel and aluminium scrap changes from being waste to being a product. Paper, glass, copper and compost criteria will soon follow.


EU publishes Climate Change statistics
Latest HMRC Landfill tax data shows continued decline in standard rate and levelling of inert
3 fires at waste and recycling facilities over weekend
Drivers to face automatic litter fine
Southern India adopts WEEE producer responsibility
Paper recycling rates down in 2010

New Consultations - No new releases - previous ones here.

Events - Details here

24th - 27th May - Waste-to-resources - Cologne, Germany
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)

HSE - Team Waste (Southern) Ltd fined £250k for death of member of public - 26 Apr


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2011 PRNs (last week in brackets). PRN price history shown here. Trading has been very slow over the last couple of weeks.
The next data due is the 2011 obligation from registered producers - 17 May.



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Net recycling



Net recovery



Material Prices (last weeks prices in brackets if changed)

Corrugated cardboard - £130
Newspapers and magazines - £130
Soft mix (household card, paper etc) - £115
Office paper - £165

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

The Wastesupport website now has:

  • SIC Code search facility - the only one available, as far as we are aware
  • EWC Code search facility using the EA Thesaurus of waste types
  • The Recovery and Disposal Codes and the new Hazard Codes displayed

If anyone wishes to advertise on this site, please email.


It is a slow day in a damp little Irish town. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the town, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.
The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.
The butcher takes the €100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.
The guy at the Farmers' Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the pub.
The publican slips the money along to the local call-girl drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him "services" on credit.
The call-girl then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note.
The hotel proprietor then places the €100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything.
At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the €100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.
No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that is how the bailout package works.