360 Environmental
  23rd July 2012  

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Whistlestop waste legislation - 19th September - 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

The EA publishes latest packaging recycling data.
Revised wording fails to satisfy the critics.
New Indian WEEE legislation prompts UK company to contact UK producers.
HM Treasury suggest further landfill tax increases for 2014.
The EA gets tough on companies that fail to meet Carbon Reduction Commitment reporting deadlines. 
For the first time, the EA publish details of scheme 'placed on the market' and waste collections data.
European Commission adds glass to the metal end of waste criteria agreed last year.
Scotland has put forward proposals to have a separate target and PRN system.
The EC has sought to clarify the definition of 'separately collected' as well as provide more guidance on the Waste Hierarchy.


  1. Hospitality sector voluntary 'Responsibility' agreement launched
  2. HSE to charge £124/hr fee for 'Intervention time'
  3. Defra publish Anaerobic Digestion Action Plan Progress Report
  4. EA suspends Environmental Permit at site operating outside its conditions
  5. DECC announce changes to FITs and RHI
  6. New report estimates that the US wastes $11bn of recyclable material annually
  7. Chinese city tackles 6.5m tpa waste problem with pay as you go
  8. Olympic waste legacy questioned
  9. BIS appoint Valpak to administer PAS141 WEEE Reuse standards
  10. New Cabinet Office consultations Guidance suggests shorter response periods
  11. Carrier bag use falls by up to 96% in some sectors due to 5p levy
  12. Scrap metal Bill that will tighten collector and site licensing by LAs moves closer
  13. Single use carrier bag use increased across the UK in 2011
  14. PWC publish packaging sustainability report
  15. Zero Waste Scotland opens £75k 'anti-flytipping' fund
  16. WRAP report suggests £30bn unworn clothes in wardrobes
  17. WRAP publishes annual 'Gate Fees Report' 
  18. New EU rules come in on biocidal products
  19. SEPA warns against gypsum for animal bedding
  20. ASDA trials colour-codes avocado packaging
  21. Wales publishes Collection, Infrastructure and Markets Plan
  22. HSE data shows agriculture most dangerous occupation followed by waste

New Consultations - no new ones - previous ones here. 

Events - Details here

11-15 Sept - RWM Exhibition - NEC - Pre-register

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Environmental Permit suspended for not complying with conditions - 18 Jul
EA - Receiving asbestos in breach of permit costs transfer station owner £25k - 18 Jul
EA - Devon farmer ordered to pay £35k for illegal dumping - 18 Jul
EA - Illegal scrapyard operators forced to pay back £150k - 10 Jul
EA - Cornish waste management company hit with £100k costs for illegal use of waste - 28 Jun


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.  
Q2 data, published today, has had an immediate effect on plastic, glass and steel. Glass in particular, has shot up with further rises likely.



2012 prices






 20-25 (15)






10-12 (6-7) 



21-25 (19)




Net recycling



Net recovery




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  • Permitting and Planning
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Compliance audits and due diligence
  • ABTO, AATF, AE accreditation
  • TFS

Details are generally on the website, but if you would like more information, please contact Phil Conran.


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The old man just stared.  Every time the young man looked, the old man was staring. 
Finally the young man said sarcastically....... 
"What's the matter old timer, never done anything wild in your life?" 
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Newspaper clipping
China's first container hotel has opened in Shanxi province.
Covering an area of about 5,000 square metres, the hotel comprises of 35 recycled shipping containers of different sizes.
The complex in Changzhi has been renovated into courtyard rooms, deluxe suites, a lobby and restaurants.

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