360 Environmental
  25th January 2012  

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360 News

EU Parliament plenary agrees WEEE recast (finally)19 JANUARY
A compromise has finally been reached between the European Commission and Parliament over the WEEE Directive amendment.

New CRT glass storage requirements lead to problems for recyclers19 JANUARY
New storage requirements for CRT glass came into force on Christmas day have seen one of the UK's key CRT recyclers considering closure.


News

Wales achieves 49% recycling
Defra publish online Pollution Release and Transfer Dataset
EC claim Europe could save €72bn by full waste legislation compliance
UK wastes billions as scrap is sent abroad
New report suggests the European Environment Agency should have wider role
CCR Rebat Batteries compliance scheme to close
Ireland adds to BAT list
EC announce consultation on possible EU wide Sustainable Consumption and Production measures
EU consultation suggests public widely agree with plastic bag ban
European online Pollution Release and Transfer dataset
WAMITAB advertising Director General position
Defra reiterate 1982 Code of Practice on Noise from Ice-Cream Van Chimes Etc.
NE scrap metal crackdown leads to 30 arrests
BIS to run free roadshows on WEEE and RoHS recasts - few places left
BIS advertising for generalist members of Regulatory Policy Committee
13.5% fall in reported fly-tipping


 

New Consultations - previous ones here.

Draft Guidance in support Statutory Recovery Targets set under Waste (Wales) Measure 2010 - closes 16 Apr 


Events - Details here

7-11 May 2012 - Entsorga - International waste Trade Fair - Munich 
11-15 Sept 2012 - RWM Exhibition - NEC


Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - GB Shorthouse in Kidderminster fined £20k for waste offences - 24 Jan
EA - Kent landfill firm fined £46k for repeated permit breaches - 20 Jan
EA - 10 charged in Cornwall with waste and money laundering offences - 17 Jan


PRNs 

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2011 PRNs (last week in brackets). PRN price history shown here.  2012 PRNs are trading at around the same level.
The next data is ridiculously not due until the 2nd April when the final 2011 outturn data including Q4 is published.

Material

 

2011 prices

Paper

 

.75-1 

Glass

 

9-10

Aluminium

 

1-1.50

Steel

 

1-1.50 

Plastic

 

3.50-4

Wood

 

1-1.50

Net recycling

 

.75-1

Net recovery

 

0.5-1


 

360 Environmental Training Courses

We have one more Packaging Regulations data courses scheduled in Feb as mentioned at the top. More details and booking arrangements are available here.

We are also able to provide standard and tailored training courses at customer sites. For more details, please contact Phil Conran.


Humour

An eminent doctor was addressing a conference of medical academia at Cambridge University.
"The material we put into our stomachs should have killed most of us sitting here, years ago.
Red meat is full of steroids and dye. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with monosodium glutamate. Foods containing transfats (industrially hydrogenated oils) as an ingredient, should be avoided. Few, if any of us, realise the potential for long-term harm from our drinking water. But, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all, and most of us have, or will eat it. 
Can anyone here tell me what food it is, that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?"
 
. . . . . . . . . after several seconds of quiet, an elderly gentleman who was sitting in the front row of the audience raised his hand, and softly said………………..
 
"Wedding Cake?"
 
Newspaper cutting
 
Researchers found stressed supervisors struggled to cope with time pressures and vented their frustrations at subordinates without regular physical activity.
The Northern Illinois University study found only moderate levels of exercise were necessary to minimise abusive supervision. This could include just one or two days of exercise per week while the type of exercise appeared to make little difference to the results, they found.
"It appears that the simple act of exercising minimises the negative effects of supervisor workplace stress on subordinates,” said Associate Prof James Burton, who led the study. 
The research involved questionnaires filled out by 98 MBA students and the same number of supervisors from two unidentified American universities.
The students were asked about their supervisor’s behaviour and answers were compared with their manager’s exercise patterns. Researchers concluded there was a link between negative behaviour and the lack of activity.

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