360 Environmental
  5th September 2011  

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NEXT TRAINING COURSES - General Waste Legislation - 7th Sep - Leicester, 27th Sep Kent

360 News

Latest Landfill Tax stats shows 20% year on year quarterly decline in standard rate inputs 5 SEPTEMBER
The latest Landfill Tax data has shown another sharp fall in standard rate landfill inputs with Q2 20% down on the same period as in 2010.

Latest WEEE data shows 47% collection rate 2 SEPTEMBER
The EA has published Q2 WEEE data which shows a slows a slight fall in the collection rate.

EA publish new Waste Transfer Note format 1 SEPTEMBER
The EA have published a new Waste Transfer Note standard format that takes into account the changes imposed by the Waste 2011 Regulations. 

Q2 batteries data indicates 2011 targets may not be met 1 SEPTEMBER
The EA has published Q2 batteries data which indicates that a lot of battery collection will need to take place in Q3 and Q4 to make up the current shortfall.


Scottish Government explore ways of tightening Producer Responsibility
EU rapporteur pushes for 85% WEEE recycling target by 2016
Environmental regulation in spotlight in latest stage of 'Red Tape Challenge'
The State of UK Environmental Legislation in 2011: Is there a case for reform?
Defra invites feedback on new sustainable development indicators
FoI figures show that 656,000 flytipping incidents in 2010 resulted in only 50 prosecutions
Scottish municipal waste recycling rises to 38.2%
SEPA's Compliance Assessment scheme report for 2010 published
ECHA publish range of new REACH documents
Draft guidance notes for new Energy Information Regulations (EuP)
EU prepares to review REACH Regulations
SEPA CEO to stand down
New report suggests big potential to cut greenhouse gases from waste
Defra asked to make MRF code mandatory
EA issue Regulatory Position Statement for small-scale heat treatment of plastics for recovery
EA RPS issued for treatment of LCD displays containing mercury
2011 Guidelines to Defra /DECC‘s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Conversion Factors for Company Reporting
Scrap-ex material price bulletin

New Consultations - no new ones - previous ones here.

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 scrap yard costs Manchester operator £6k - 23 Aug
HSE - Reversing accident costs First Skips in Co Durham £7k - 30 Aug


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.



2011 prices






8-9.50 (8.50-10)



4-6 (5-7)










Net recycling



Net recovery




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.


A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named 'Amal'. The other goes to a family in Spain, they name him 'Juan'. Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his real mum. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wished she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responds "But they are twins. If you've seen Juan, you've seen Amal."
(I can only apologise that the humour has sunk to these depths.)
A new game show has launched in Holland in which failed asylum seekers compete for cash to spend back home after they've been deported. 'Weg van Nederland', meaning either 'Leaving the Netherlands' or 'Mad About the Netherlands', features contestants answering questions about Dutch culture. They stand to win a £3,500 prize as 'consolation' for being denied permission to stay in the country. Losers receive gifts such as a bouquet of tulips and a bullet-proof vest. Women dressed as air stewardesses stand next to contestants during the show, reports the Daily Telegraph.