360 Environmental
  24th May 2011  

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Packaging producer public register shows increase in numbers registered on time 24 MAY
The recently published Public Register of producers registered under the Packaging Regulations for 2011 shows a big jump in registrations compared to the same time last year.

Packaging obligated data release suggests problems for plastic 18 MAY
The EA have released the first cut of the packaging obligation data reported by producers. Whilst overall, the numbers are fairly flat, significant plastic growth suggests a tight year ahead.


EU considers ban on plastic carrier bags
Ireland facing €2.7m EU fine for sceptic tank rules infringements
EU to ban cadmium in jewellery, brazing sticks and all plastics
Dutch study shows effectiveness of policy on reducing packaging
EIA Report on UK's 'Harmful trade in electronic waste'
EU report shows difficulty in identifying which household chemicals are hazardous
Belgium steel can recycling hits 98% in 2009
Defra release new EuP Draft Guidance Notes on TVs
Wood poised to be the next global commodity
UK wood recycling sees 6.6% growth in 2010
HSE publish 'Good control practice for workers' exposure to gases in landfill' report
Making money out of old gadgets

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 - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition (in partnership with CIWM) Exhibition - Birmingham

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Illegal waste site operator ordered to pay back £2k to EA - 20 May
EA - Illegal export of scrap cars to Poland cost site operator £13k - 19 May


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 Q2 recycling data that should be published on 22 July.



2011 prices















6-8 (5-7)




Net recycling



Net recovery



Material Prices (last weeks prices in brackets if changed)

Corrugated cardboard - £125 (£130)
Newspapers and magazines - £130
Soft mix (household card, paper etc) - £115
Office paper - £165


The British Medical Association has weighed in on the new Prime Minister David Cameron's health care proposals.
The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The Gastroenterologists had a sort of a gut feeling about it, but the neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.
The Obstetricians felt they were all labouring under a misconception.
Ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted.
Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Paediatricians said, "Oh, Grow up!"
The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.
The Surgeons were fed up with the cuts and decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.
The ENT specialists didn't swallow it, and just wouldnt hear of it.
The Pharmacologists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter...."
The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were p*ssed off at the whole idea.
The Anaesthetists thought the whole idea was a gas, but the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.
In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the ar$eholes in London ...

Newspaper clipping

Police are trying to trace the owner of a life-size toy tiger which sparked a major operation involving armed officers and a force helicopter.
The alert was raised after several members of the public spotted what they believed to be a live white tiger in a field near Hedge End, Southampton. The police helicopter was scrambled and a golf course cleared after police arrived at the scene and confirmed the sighting. Armed police were called to the scene and plans put in place to close the nearby M27 if necessary in case the tiger moved in that direction.
Specialist staff from nearby Marwell Zoo also attended to advise and potentially tranquilise the wild animal.
But as police officers carefully approached the "wild animal" they realised things were not quite what they seemed.
A spokeswoman for the force said: "After a brief stalk through the Hedge End savannah, the officer realised the tiger was not moving and the air support using their cameras realised there was a lack of heat source. The tiger then rolled over in the down draft and it was at that point it became obvious it was a stuffed life-size toy.
"This incident will definitely be the highlight of our day. The CCTV footage convinced us all we were dealing with a real tiger. It's not often an incident leaves our staff with a smile on their face and it just goes to show the diverse type of incident we are called to deal with."