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  25th July 2011  

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New WEEE recycling advert to be shown at Christmas 22 JULY
A new advert, jointly funded by a number of the major players in the WEEE industry, has been published with the intention of being shown on TV at Christmas.

Q2 packaging recycling data published 22 JULY
Data for Q2 packaging reprocessing and export activity has been published showing a continued decline in overall recycling performance.

Property company prosecuted for 'knowingly permitting' illegal waste operations 21 JULY
A property company that effectively allowed fly-tipping to continue on its site has been prosecuted for illegal waste activity.

First prosecution under 'Broadly Equivalent' requirements 21 JULY
The first prosecution of a company under the 'Broadly Equivalent' requirements of the Packaging Regulations has seen Greenstar fined £3.5k with £4.8k costs.

Government consults on strategic planning for large scale Hazardous Waste facilities 15 JULY
The Government has published a Consultation on their Hazardous Waste National Policy Statement which looks at the strategic need for large scale hazardous waste treatment facilities and how the planning process could accommodate these.

SEPA announce 'harm-led' approach to waste crime 15 JULY
SEPA have announced a tie up with Crimestoppers to target illegal waste operations as part of a new harm-led approach to waste crime.


  1. Government published Electricity Market Reform White Paper
  2. DECC published Low Carbon Plan
  3. NI waste statistics published for Q1 2011
  4. Reteailers employing <10 to be exempt from Welsh carrier bag tax
  5. SEPA publish Key Facts and Trends 11
  6. Eunomia publish Anaerobic Digestion Market Outlook
  7. Environmental Audit Committee launch inquiry into the 'Green Economy'
  8. LWaRB to receive further £18m over next 4 years
  9. EA publish details of Invensys Civil Sanctions case for packaging offences
  10. Red Bull becomes first brand to support 'Every Can Counts'
  11. WRAP report shows fall in wood waste arisings
  12. HSE publish Asbestos FAQs
  13. New EU RoHS rules from 21 July
  14. Scottish Strategic Environmental Assessment Review published
  15. US study shows that eating lamb is worst for environment
  16. EA issue Regulatory Position Statement on septic tank and cesspool disposal
  17. EA publish Position Statement allowing approved waste recovery trials without permits
  18. EA publish Position Statement on use of recovered oil in blast furnaces
  19. New Ofgem guidelines make it easier for waste derived energy to achieve ROCs

New Consultations - more information here.

Defra - Hazardous Waste National Policy Statement - closes 20 Oct
SEPA - Provision & assessment of technically competent management at licensed waste management facilities - closes 16 Sep
NIEA - Consultation on Proposals for a Charge on Single Use Carrier Bags - closes 12 Oct

Events - Details here

13-15 September - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition (in partnership with CIWM) Exhibition - Birmingham
19-20 September - Energy from Waste Conference - London
5-6 October - Scottish Waste and Resources Conference  - Glasgow

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Yorwaste fined £20k for landfill permit conditions breach - 25 Jul 
EA - Packaging Enforcement Undertakings cost Invensys £21k - 22 Jul
EA - Illegal issue of PERNs costs Greenstar £8k - 19 Jul
EA - Illegal storage and dismantling costs Potteries Vehicle Recycling £11k - 22 Jul
EA - Kidderminster property company fined £25k for allowing illegal waste operations - 20 Jul
SEPA - PPC prosecution costs Stranraer cheese company £20k - 19 Jul 


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.



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Net recycling



Net recovery



Material Prices (last weeks prices in brackets if changed)

Corrugated cardboard - £135
Newspapers and magazines - £130
Soft mix (household card, paper etc) - £124 (£115)
Office paper - £165

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A Welshman was washed up on a beach after a terrible shipwreck. Only a sheep and a sheepdog were washed up with him. Looking around, he realised that they were stranded on a deserted island. After being there a while, he got into the habit of taking his two animal companions to the beach every evening to watch the sun set. One particular evening, the sky was a fiery red with beautiful cirrus clouds, the breeze was warm and gentle - a perfect night for romance.
As they sat there, the sheep started looking better and better to the lonely Welshman. Soon, he leaned over to the sheep and... put his arm around it. But the sheepdog, ever protective of the sheep, growled fiercely until the man took his arm from around the sheep.
After that, the three of them continued to enjoy the sunsets together, but there was no more cuddling.
A few weeks passed by and, lo and behold, there was another shipwreck. The only survivor was a beautiful young woman, the most beautiful woman the man had ever seen. She was in a pretty bad way when he rescued her and he slowly nursed her back to health.
When the young maiden was well enough, he introduced her to their evening beach ritual. It was another beautiful evening... red sky, cirrus clouds, a warm and gentle breeze - perfect for a night of romance.
Pretty soon, the Welshman started to get 'those feelings' again. He fought the urges as long as he could, but he finally gave in and, realising he now had the opportunity, leaned over to the young woman, cautiously, and whispered in her ear............
'Would you mind taking the dog for a walk?


Newspaper clipping


A lorry carrying 160 tonnes of sand caused a bridge to buckle in China. The vehicle crushed the Baihe Bridge, which has a weight restriction of 55 tonnes, in Beijing's Huairou district.
The 230-metre long bridge was built in 1987. Nobody was reported injured following the accident, but the driver was detained for questioning.