360 Environmental
  23rd March 2012  

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360 News

Changes to Controlled Waste Regulations to go ahead from April 2012 23 MARCH
Defra has published the responses it has received to their consultation on a replacement for the Controlled Waste Regulations that will allow Councils to start charging a wide range of establishments for waste disposal from next month.

Scotland publishes its final draft of the Waste Regulations 2012 for comment 22 MARCH
The Scottish Parliament has published the proposed final draft of the amendments to the Waste Regulations that implement the Zero Waste requirements for separate collections of recyclable waste by 1 Jan 2014.

Final 2011 packaging data released showing strong surplus 22 MARCH
The EA has published the final packaging recycling data for 2011 showing that all materials saw a significant surplus of PRNs.

Defra confirms packaging targets 21 MARCH
Defra has stuck with its preferred option for the new packaging regulations targets through to 2017.

Defra launches 'Red Tape Challenge' proposals 19 MARCH
The broad proposals that have come out of the Government's environmental 'Red Tape Challenge' consultation have now been published with some radical suggestions including the scrapping of waste transfer notes.


News

  1. Defra launches Resource Security Action Plan
  2. CLG publishes response to permitted development rights for small scale renewables
  3. WRAP Report - 'Courtauld Commitment 2 2010-12: Progress and case studies'
  4. Environmental Permitting (Amendment) Regs 2012 made applying minor changes
  5. Shortage of shipping containers affects recycling exports
  6. RoHS market surveillance report on domestic appliances published
  7. European court judgement rules against the Aggregates Levy
  8. EEA Waste and Material Resource data page provides extensive data on European waste activities
  9. Cambridge University develop laser ink removal process to allow paper to be reused

New Consultations - no new ones - previous ones here.


Events - Details here

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


Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Devon recycling businessman given community service and £2.6k costs for illegal tyre exports - 20 Mar
EA - Dorset skip operator ordered to pay £4.4k for illegal waste transfer station - 20 Mar
EA - W Yorks father and son jailed for running illegal waste operation - 14 Mar
EA - Foul mouther farmer fined £1k for threatening EA officers - 14 Mar


PRNs 

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.

Material

 

2011 prices

Paper

 

1-2

Glass

 

9-10

Aluminium

 

4-5

Steel

 

4-5 (5-6) 

Plastic

 

5-6

Wood

 

1-2

Net recycling

 

1-2

Net recovery

 

0.5-1


 

Humour

For anyone who questions Britain's education system, here are some answer's provided on quiz shows:

 

BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2)
Jamie Theakston: Where do you think Cambridge University is?
Contestant:   Geography isn't my strong point.
Jamie Theakston: There's a clue in the title.
Contestant:   Leicester
 
LATE SHOW (BBC MIDLANDS )
Alex Trelinski: What is the capital of Italy ?
Contestant: France.
Trelinski:         France is another country. Try again.
Contestant: Oh, um, Benidorm.
Trelinski:         Wrong, sorry, let's try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?
Contestant: Sorry, I don't know.
Trelinski:         Just guess a country then.
Contestant: Paris.
 
UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE
Bamber Gascoyne:What was Gandhi's first name?
Contestant: Goosey?
 
GWR FM ( Bristol )
Presenter:         What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963?
Contestant: I don't know, I wasn't watching it then.
 
LINCS FM PHONE-IN
Presenter:         Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?
Contestant: Barcelona.
Presenter:         I was really after the name of a country.
Contestant: I'm sorry, I don't know the names of any countries in Spain .
 
ROCK FM ( PRESTON )
Presenter:         Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the name of a famous painting by                           Leonardo da Vinci
Contestant: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
 
THE BIGGEST GAME IN TOWN (ITV)
Steve Le Fevre: What was signed, to bring World War I to an end in 1918?
Contestant: Magna Carta?
 
JAMES O'BRIEN SHOW (LBC)
James O'Brien: How many kings of England have been called Henry?
Contestant: Er, well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth ... ER. ER ... Three?
 
DARYL DENHAM'S DRIVETIME (VIRGIN RADIO)
Daryl Denham: In which country would you spend shekels?
Contestant: Holland?
Daryl Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet.
Contestant: Iceland? Ireland ?
Daryl Denham: (helpfully) It's a bad line. Did you say Israel ?
Contestant: No.
 
PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC GMR)
Phil Wood:         What 'K' could be described as the Islamic Bible?
Contestant: Er... .... ..
Phil Wood:         It's got two syllables .. . . Kor . .
Contestant: Blimey?
Phil Wood:         Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run . . .
Contestant: (Silence)
Phil Wood:         OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I . . .
Contestant: Walked?

 

 

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