360 Environmental
  22nd June 2012  

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Whistlestop waste legislation - 10th July - Sileby Leics, £150 per person

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 and learn about the proposed changes in Scotland and England.


360 News

NIEA publish new Duty of Care Code of Practice 22 JUNE
Northern Ireland has published an excellent new Code of Practice for the implementation of Duty fo Care responsibilities.

Latest batteries data shows big leap in lead acid use for portable evidence11 JUNE
Evidence issued for portable lead acid batteries equates to 273% of the tonnage placed on the market.

Q1 WEEE data shows big disparity between AATF and Scheme tonnages 5 JUNE
Published data shows continued issues in tracking Scheme and AATF WEEE reporting 

HMRC provide further clarification on Landfill Tax 1 JUNE
Further Guidance from HMRC tries to quell industry anxieties on the interpretation on inert waste.

BIS issues costs 'call for evidence' on WEEE 30 MAY
BIS asks Schemes, producers and AATFs to voluntarily provide information on the costs related to WEEE collection, treatment and evidence.

Landfill Tax stats show continued increase in total landfilled 25 MAY
Latest stats published by HMRC indicate anomalies in landfill rates.

HMRC clarifies that trommell fines should be standard rate landfill tax 22 MAY
Initial announcement that started it all.


News

  1. ULELA report highlights confusion, uncertainty and lack of clarity in UK environmental law
  2. EU approves DS Smith's acquisition of SCA packaging and recycling operations
  3. EA gives details of public interest Environmental Permit developments
  4. World Bank publishes Global Review of Solid Waste Management
  5. European Council adopts WEEE Recast
  6. EC publishes report on Ecological and Human Health impacts of Plastic Waste
  7. Scotland launches £900k fund to pilot deposit and reverse vending schemes
  8. Latest 'Resource Manager' magazine published
  9. Listen to Jeremy Vine discussion on Landfill Tax row
  10. New Packaging Regulations targets applied to Northern Ireland
  11. NI announce new 60% recycling target for local authority collected waste
  12. LSE listed businesses must report greenhouse gas emissions from April 2013
  13. Level of bin fines that can be applied by local authorities cut from £110 to £40
  14. 89 containers of suspect waste repatriated from Indonesia
  15. HSE revise guidance on hand sorting of recyclables
  16. McVities launch biscuit wrapper recycling scheme
  17. EU-27 environmental protection expenditure
  18. New WRAP-backed Forum set up to tackle environmental footprint of every day goods
  19. European Environment Agency publish Material Resource and Waste - 2012 Update
  20. Agency Position Statement clarifies that battery recycling targets will not need to be met until 30 April 2015

New Consultations - previous ones here.

EA - EP Standard Rules for Installations under the Industrial Emissions Directive - closes 4th Sep 


Events - Details here

4-5 July - UK AD & Biogas 2012 - NEC
11-15 Sept - RWM Exhibition - NEC


Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Suspended prison sentence and £59k cost for Nottingham flytippers - 21 Jun
EA - Wood dust costs Wellingborough recycling company £6k - 28 May
EA - llegal Knottingley car dismantler send to prison - 24 May
EA - Illegal Peterborough car dismantler fined £2k - 22 May 
SEPA - Illegal burning costs Loanhead man 160 hour community service - 21 Jun
 
HSE - SITA fined £200k for workers death at baling site - 1 Jun
HSE - Pinden Ltd fined £10k for worker loss of arm - 18 May
HSE - Amber Services in S Wales fined £112k with £36k costs for workers death - 11 May

PRNs 

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2012 PRNs with the previous newsletter price in brackets.
PRN price history shown here.  
The next data that is due will be the Q2 recycling data that should be published on 23 July.
Plastic PRNs have risen sharply on the low tonnages revealed in the Q1 data recycling data.

Material

 

2012 prices

Paper

 

1-2

Glass

 

15 (12-14)

Aluminium

 

8-10

Steel

 

6-7 

Plastic

 

 19 (20)

Wood

 

1-2

Net recycling

 

1-2

Net recovery

 

0.5-1

 

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  • ABTO, AATF, AE accreditation
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Humour 

It's 2012 and it's the Olympics in London .
A Scotsman, an Englishman and an Irishman want to get in, but they haven't got tickets.
The Scotsman picks up a manhole cover, tucks it under his arm and walks to the gate.
"McTavish, Scotland" he says, "Discus" and in he walks.
The Englishman picks up a length of scaffolding and slings it over his shoulder.
"Waddington-Smythe, England" he says, "Pole vault" and in he walks.
The Irishman looks around and picks up a roll of barbed wire and tucks it under his arm.
“O'Malley, Ireland" he says, "Fencing."
 
Newspaper clipping
 
Authorities in the Chinese capital have set new standards for public toilets, including a stipulation that they should contain no more than two flies. The new rules, published by the commission of city administration, also set standards on odour and cleaning litter bins.
Toilets in places such as tourist spots must comply with the new standards. But it is not clear whether failing washrooms will be punished and if so, how.
There is an ordinance covering what is referred to as "discarded items" - there should be no more than two in any public convenience.
The new standards also require signs in both Chinese and English to be installed in the toilets.
They regulate advertisements displayed in toilets, saying they must not obstruct functionality and had to be legal, reports the Beijing Times.
Beijing's Municipal Commission of City Administration and Environment said in a statement that the regulations aimed to standardise toilet management at places such as parks, railway stations, hospitals and shopping malls.
An unnamed official from the commission told local media that the guidelines on flies were meant for easy monitoring.
 

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