360 Environmental
  14th June 2011  

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360 Training Course date - Whistlestop General Waste Legislation (including summary of Waste Review) - 30th June - Leicester


360 News

Government publishes waste review for England 14 JUNE
Defra has published the long awated Government Review of Waste for England.

How to hit targets 10 JUNE
There is often concern about whether Government will be able to meet the many targets it gets set by the EU or indeed, sets itself. This brief video shows how it should be done.

Fluorescent tube disposal 7 JUNE
Fluorescent tubes have to be disposed of as hazardous waste, but many people are unaware of the free disposal service offered through the Recolight network.

How will End of Waste Criteria work? 6 JUNE
The new End of Waste Criteria Regulations take effect from 9 October 2011. But there still seems some confusion over what is required, how they will work and who will take advantage of them.


News

Report reveals 'massive WEEE fraud' in Spain
Call for fewer WEEE Compliance Schemes
India enacts WEEE and RoHS Regulations
EuP Working Document on possible Commission Regulation for lighting
France reprimanded by European Court for failing its hamsters...
EU to start taxing road freight
DECC announce new feed-in tariffs for solar and AD installations
WRAP Business plan to focus on zero waste
Waste trade body ESA publish waste briefing document
Latest Resource Manager Magazine published
EA issue Regulatory Position Statement on the regulation process for materials that come under End of Waste protocols


New Consultations - previous ones here.

EA - Proposed revised methodology for the determination of hazardous pollutants - closes 24/08/11


Events - Details here

5-6 July - Carpet Recycling UK Annual Conference - Birmingham
14 July - National Recycling Awards - London
13-15 September - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition (in partnership with CIWM) Exhibition - Birmingham


Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Community orders for illegal waste sites in Nottingham - 13 June
EA - Illegal dumping costs Lincs skip company £14k - 8 June
EA - £10k fine for illegal store of scrap metal in Essex - 7 June


PRNs 

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2011 PRNs (last week in brackets). PRN price history shown here.  
The next data due is the Q2 recycling data that should be published on 22 July.

Material

 

2011 prices

Paper

 

1.50-2

Glass

 

9-11

Aluminium

 

8-10

Steel

 

5-7

Plastic

 

7-9 (8-10)

Wood

 

1.50-3

Net recycling

 

1.50-2

Net recovery

 

0.5-1


Material Prices (last weeks prices in brackets if changed) These have now been remarkably stable for many weeks despite fears of a tumble. Still no change.

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


Humour

  • I had a mate who was suicidal. He was really depressed, so I pushed him in front of a train. He was chuffed to bits.
  • I went to the cemetery yesterday to lay some flowers on a grave. As I was standing there I noticed 4 grave diggers walking about with a coffin... 3 hours later and they're still walking about with it... I thought to myself, these b*g**rs have lost the plot!!
  • Just heard there was an explosion at a pie factory in Huddersfield. 3.1415927 dead
  • My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds.' I bought her scales.
  • Saw my mate outside the Doctor's today looking really worried. "What's the matter?" I asked. "I've got the big C," he said. "What, cancer?" "No, dyslexia."
  • I start a new job in Seoul next week. I thought it was a good Korea move.