360 Environmental
  4th July 2011  

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WEEE recycling company prosecuted for incorrect returns and consignment note codes 4 JULY
A Somerset WEEE recycling company has been fined £1500 and ordered to pay £2000 in costs for failing to submit the correct quarterly returns and using incorrect EWC codes on consignment notes.

Waste Review Action Plan 29 JUNE
As a follow up to the Waste Review, Defra have published an Action Plan summarising the proposed actions that arise from the Review.


  1. July Resource Management and Recovery published
  2. Welsh municipal recycling rate hits 44%
  3. Recast RoHS Directive published
  4. EA notice on 30 June states still unable to publish final waste batteries data for 2010
  5. NI Executive launch new online Environmental Permit application system
  6. Companies House returns to require SIC 2007 from 1 Oct 2011
  7. Lord Smith re-appointed as Chairman of EA for further 3 years
  8. ECHA reports claim REACH is working well
  9. DECC reveals plans to streamline CRC
  10. EU launch new web tool showing how much EU spends in each country and on what
  11. EU publish 'farm to fork' food statistics
  12. EU publish electricity production and supply statistics
  13. Latest Landfill Tax stats show continued decline in standard rate inputs
  14. DECC publish Energy Statistics
  15. Labour criticises 'lack of ambition on recycling'
  16. WRAP launches new Waste Prevention Loan Fund to encourage business models making better use of resources
  17. HSE statistics shows threefold increase in waste industry fatalities in 2010
  18. German report 'Agriculture and the Environment' available in English
  19. New EEA report highlights connectivity between global issues
  20. US documentary video - The Story of Trash. Interesting
  21. EA publish 'Delayed amendments to the Exemptions system'
  22. EA issue Guidence on definition of 'place' in Exemptions
  23. NIEA publish Guide to Hazardous Waste Regs for NI
  24. Clarification by EC allows WTE plants to be considered recovery rather than disposal

New Consultations - no new ones - previous ones here.

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 - Returns and consignment note failures costs Somerset WEEE Recycling company £3.5k - 30 Jun
EA - Illegal Lincs scrap yard owner gets jail term and £700k forfeit - 27 Jun


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.



2011 prices









6-8 (8-10)



4.50-6.50 (5-7)







Net recycling



Net recovery



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  • Philanthropy is my middle name. It's just a name though so don't be expecting any free rides. You can call me Mr Wallace. My first name is none of your business. Applications to box no. 9741.
  • I have a mug that says 'World's Greatest Lover'. I think that's my referees covered. How about you? Man. 37. Bishopsgate. Box no. 8763
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  • If I could be anywhere in time right now it would be 17 December 1972. I have my reasons. Man, 57. Box no. 1553.
  • The usual hyperbole infuses this ad with a whiff of playful narcissism and Falstaffian bathos. But scratch below the surface and you'll soon find that I really am the greatest man ever to have lived. Truly great man, 37. Better than Elvis and Gandhi. You'll never be a genuinely worthy partner, but try anyway by first replying to box no. 7637. Include a full list of qualifications, your aspirations, and a full frontal nude body shot.
  • Remember when all this was open fields, and you could go out and leave your door unlocked? Woman, 24. Inherited her mother's unreasonable and utterly unfounded nostalgia (and her father's hirsute back). WLTM barber with fondness for Sherbet Dib-Dabs and Parma Violets. Box no. 8486.

Newspaper clipping

A Devon woman has been branded the mother-in-law from hell after sending her son's fiancee an email lambasting her manners. Carolyn Bourne's email to Heidi Withers, 29, went viral after the shocked PA shared it with some of her friends, reports The Sun.
Mrs Bourne, 60, of Dawlish, wrote it after her stepson Freddie brought Miss Withers home to meet the family. The message slammed her "lack of grace" and branded her "an ideal candidate for the Ladette to Lady television series".
Part of the email read: "When you are a guest in another's house, you do not declare what you will and will not eat - unless you are positively allergic to something. You do not remark that you do not have enough food. You do not start before everyone else. You do not take additional helpings without being invited to by your host. You regularly draw attention to yourself. Perhaps you should ask yourself why. No one gets married in a castle unless they own it. It is brash, celebrity-style behaviour. I understand your parents are unable to contribute very much towards the cost of your wedding. If this is the case, it would be most ladylike and gracious to lower your sights and have a modest wedding as befits both your incomes."
She added: "If you want to be accepted by the wider Bourne family I suggest you take some guidance from experts with utmost haste."
Freddie Bourne, who runs an online bike shop and lives in Putney, South West London, declined to comment, as did his father Edward, 63.