360 Environmental
  9th May 2011  

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Defra issue letter on end-of-waste PRN changes 9 MAY
Defra have sent out a letter confirming that they intend to re-align the point of PRN issue to take account of the new EU end-of-waste decision.

Premises producing <20kg/week of animal by-products can now use landfill for disposal 5 MAY
Changes to the Animal By-Products Regulations now allow retail and factory premises producing less than 20kg/week of 'former foodstuffs' to use landfill for disposal.

EA publish Hazardous Waste Regulations changes 5 MAY
The Environment Agency have produced a revised Consignment Note and new Guidance to reflect the changes to the Hazardous Waste Regulations brought about by the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011.


News

England reaches 40.3% recycling for household waste
May EA Business Environmental News published
ERP report shows UK WEEE recycling below EU average
European Court finds Belgium guilty of violating REACH
BIS publishes Employer's Guidance on for new agency employment rules
ESA publish latest RMR magazine
New register provides environmental data on key EU facilities
New Regulations set out monitoring and enforcement regime for Welsh Recycling Regs
Defra's Roy Hathaway to join ESA as advisor


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)

EA - Millom Recycling ordered to pay over £7k for operating illegally - 9 May
EA - Leicester farm owner fined £5k for illegal waste operations - 9 May
EA - Essex skip-hire company fined £500 for illegal operation - 4 May
EA - Waste permit breaches cost S London company £88k - 4 May


PRNs 

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.

Material

 

2011 prices

Paper

 

1.50-2

Glass

 

10-12

Aluminium

 

8-10 (10-12)

Steel

 

5-7 (6-8)

Plastic

 

4-6 (3-5)

Wood

 

1.50-3

Net recycling

 

1.50-2

Net recovery

 

0.5-1


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


360 Environmental

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.


Humour

A group of primary school infants, accompanied by two female teachers went on a field trip to Cheltenham races to see and learn about thoroughbred horses.
When it was time to take the children to the toilet it was decided that the girls would go with one teacher and the boys with the other.
The teacher assigned to the boys was waiting outside the men's toilet when one of the boys came out and told her that none of them could reach the urinal.
Having no choice, she went inside, helped the boys with their pants, and began hoisting the boys up one by one, helping to direct the flow away from their clothes.
As she lifted one, she couldn't help but notice that he was unusually well endowed. Trying not to show that she was staring, the teacher said, "You must be in year 4".
"No madam", he replied, "I'm riding Silver Arrow in the 2.15."

Newspaper clipping

A 49-year old woman has been arrested after throwing hot coffee in the face of a man she had been dating online. It was only when she met her date for the first time at a coffee shop in Barrie, Ontario, that she realised it ws her current boyfriend.