360 Environmental
  11th July 2011  

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NEXT TRAINING COURSE - General Waste Legislation - 27th July - Leicester


360 News

New recast EU RoHS Directive published 6 JULY
The EU has published the recast RoHS Directive which has some significant changes for electrical equipment manufacturers and importers.


News

WRAP publish report on Composition of Hospitality Sector Waste
WRAP administered £10m Defra loan fund announced for Anaerobic Digestion
Ofgem publish consultation on Guidance for the RHI scheme
Carbon price crash warning
Poland take over EU presidency
Defra publish Waste Data Overview
Scrap-ex publish market news update
European paper recycling report - 2006-2010


New Consultations - more information here.

DEFRA - The future of the advisory committee on hazardous substances - closes 14 Oct


Events - Details here

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 - Biffa fined £27k for NE landfill odour problems - 11 Jul
EA - Gypsy/traveller brothers fined £2k each for illegal waste site - 8 Jul
EA - Breach of waste permit costs Somerset compost firm £16k - 6 Jul
SEPA - Loanhead man fined £360 for illegal waste storage - 4 Jul


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

 

6-8

Steel

 

4.50-6.50

Plastic

 

6-8 (7-9)

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 - £135 (£125)
Newspapers and magazines - £130
Soft mix (household card, paper etc) - £115
Office paper - £165


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  • Site compliance audits 
  • On-going compliance management support
  • Permitting and Planning expertise

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Humour

It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the English.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the English.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the English.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the English.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than the English.

CONCLUSION
Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you

Newspaper clipping

Some travellers like to lounge on the beach for their summer holiday. Steve Jones prefers to find the local dustcart and ask if he can help out. Steve, 48, a gardener, has worked as a volunteer dustman on Malta, Cyprus and British locations including the Scilly Isles and Cumbria.
"I plan my holidays around rubbish," he says. "Nothing comes close to the thrill of riding in a dustcart. I went to Malta and Cyprus and got up at 5am, put on my overalls and persuaded the binmen to let me join in."
When he returns home to Lake on the Isle of Wight, he spends his spare time restoring a 1982 dustcart. Steve, a bachelor, once worked as a full time dustman, but left after he became disillusioned that younger colleagues did not share his enthusiasm.