360 Environmental
  14th March 2012  

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Make sure you are aware of your responsibilities across a wide range of waste legislation - Duty of Care, Hazardous waste, definition, producer and ownership of waste, Environmental Permitting, Producer Responsibility etc

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Final 2011 Landfill Tax statistics show continued fall in standard rate tonnage 14 MARCH
HMRC has published December landfill statistics showing a 16% fall in standard rate tonnage although this has been offset by a big increase in exempt tonnage.

Where is the WEEE money going? 13 MARCH
A recent article on letsrecycle claims that the only thing wrong with the WEEE Regulations is the fact that people were not sticking to the rules. But where is all the WEEE money going?

Final 2011 batteries data makes a mockery of the Batteries Directive 13 MARCH
The final data for batteries placed on the market and collected has been published by the EA, showing that the UK just about achieved the 18% target, but only through the use of lead acid protocols.

Latest WEEE data shows a big increase in doorstep collections 29 FEBRUARY
The latest WEEE data published by the EA has highlighted problems with data collation and suggests some creative accounting.

Defra publish consultation on 'separate collections' 24 FEBRUARY
Defra has publish a consultation on their proposed changes to The Waste Regulations to take account of the legal challenge over the definition of separate collection.


  1. SEPA publish 2010/11 enforcement report showing only £153k in fines were handed down
  2. DECC release December energy statistics
  3. WAMITAB Continued Competence deadline passes
  4. Latest Scottish quarterly household waste recycling data shows no change at 43.6%
  5. Defra publish Business Waste Prevention Evidence Review
  6. Report suggests that new EU waste legislation could have significant impact on UK incineration development
  7. Defra publishes annual carbon footprint statistics for 1990-2009
  8. EA publishes Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme forecast
  9. HSE update advice on waste collection practices
  10. RPC Annual Report suggests a quarter of Regulatory Impact Assessments in 2011 were not fit for purpose
  11. EDIE article questioning the value of the PRN system
  12. Environmental Permitting (Amendments) Regulations 2012 published and will come into effect 6th April
  13. WRAP update and case studies on Courtauld 2
  14. Latest (8 March) Resource Magazine
  15. Slow take up for Defra Business Waste Commitment for local authorities
  16. UK diverst 16.5% of carpet waste from landfill

New Consultations - previous ones here.

Defra - Transposition of the Industrial Emissions Directive - closes 6 June

Events - Details here

21 March - Achieving high quality and high value recycling - Warwick Racecourse
7-11 May - Entsorga - International waste Trade Fair - Munich 
11-15 Sept - RWM Exhibition - NEC

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Owner of illegal Bristol scrapyard given suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £13k - 12 Mar
EA - Illegal exports of mixed waste cost two companies £20k - 23 Feb
NIEA - Car breaker fined £300 for lack of environmental permit - 2 Mar
NIEA - Newry man fined £7.5k for illegally dismantling boat - 20 Feb
NIEA - Londonderry farmer fined £500 for illegal disposal - 16 Feb


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



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This is a story which is perfectly logical to all males.

A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get 6."
A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.
The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?"

He replied "They had eggs."
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This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.

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