360 Environmental
  15th August 2011  

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NEXT TRAINING COURSE - General Waste Legislation - 7th September - Leicester


360 News

Waste storage Exemptions 14 AUGUST
The storage of waste is covered by Exemptions, but understanding who has to register what Exemption is not always clear.


News

EA try to prevent excessive WEEE profiteering
EU report on greenhouse gases from waste disposal
S. Oxfordshire household waste recycling tops 70%
EA re-publishes report showing plastic carriers bags to be greener that cotton ones


New Consultations - more information here.

EA - Guidance on the treatment of waste by thermal desorption - 1 Novt


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
16-17 November - EEE and the Environment 2011 - Heathrow


Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Illegal disposal costs Bradford skip company owner suspended jail sentence and £5.6k forfeiture - 12 Aug
EA - Illegal disposal costs Bury St Edmunds skip company £4k - 11 Aug
EA - Rotherham scrap company hit with £7k costs for operating illegally - 11 Aug

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 Q3 recycling data that should be published on 22 October.

Material

 

2011 prices

Paper

 

1.50-2

Glass

 

9-11

Aluminium

 

5-7

Steel

 

4-6

Plastic

 

6-8

Wood

 

1.50-3

Net recycling

 

1.50-2

Net recovery

 

0.5-1


 

360 Environmental Training Courses

We are now running courses in the South East at a facility in Sittingbourne, Kent. The current programme is as follows:

Course Sileby, Leics                Sittingbourne, Kent
General waste legislation 7th September 27th September
Hazardous Waste 12th October 26th October
Packaging Regulations 30th November 8th December

More details and booking arrangements are available here.


Humour

It all began with an iPhone... 
March was when our son celebrated his 17th birthday, and we got him an iPhone. He just loved it. Who wouldn't? 
I celebrated my birthday in July, and my wife made me very happy when she bought me an iPad. 
Our daughter's birthday was in August so we got her an iPod Touch. 
My wife celebrated her birthday in September so I got her an iRon. 
It was around then that the fight started...
What my wife failed to recognize is that the iRon can be integrated into the home network with the iWash, iCook and iClean. 
This inevitably activates the iNag reminder service.
I should be out of the hospital next week!!
 
Newspaper clipping

More than 800 Russians have been taking part in the world's wierdest water race - in which they float down rapids on inflatable dolls. The annual Bubble Baba challenge, on the Vuoksa Rapids, 50 miles from Saint Petersburg, takes just three minutes to complete. Organiser and founder Dmitry Bulawinov said it started as a joke at a party "where the men got drunk and the women didn't show up". Mr Bulawinov said that while considering the possible uses for an inflatable doll on a camping trip, someone suggested it would make a good flotation device. Although hugely outnumbered by enthusiastic males, women do compete in the contest. Mr Bulawinov said they were allowed to use inflatable men but had to provide their own.
"The men are too expensive, we can't afford them," he said.