360 Environmental
  16th August 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

Hidden in the text of the new WEEE Directive is a change to the definition of household EEE which suggests that much of the current B2B might have to be re-classified.
 
A correction in the packaging Q2 recycling data has seen a big fall in wood recycling, adding pressure to the overall recycling target for this year.
 
The EA has produced a quick Guide to help sites that store and process waste LCD screens.
 
A comprehensive report into options for the UK to consider for the introduction of Individual Producer Responsibility for WEEE has been published.
 
There has been a significant climb in the numbers of accreditations although they are still 20% doen on 2011. 
 
Views are being sought to inform a Defra review of wood waste disposal.
 
Data has become available showing the amount of industrial and automotive batteries placed on the market and recycled in 2010 and 2011.
 
In what is thought to be the first prosecution of a Compliance Scheme, a WEEE PCS is being brought to task over non-compliance. 
 
The number of contracts each compliance scheme has with Local Authorities to manage their WEEE has been updated, showing a significant shift in balance.

News
  1. DECC issue a Digest of Energy Statistics
  2. England hits 42.9% municipal recycling in 2011
  3. Defra publishes research into bio-waste climate impacts
  4. Council survey shows Vale of White Horse tops recycling league at 68.8%
  5. Advisory Committee on Packaging publishes Annual Report
  6. Northern Ireland reaches 36% household waste recycling
  7. EA announce new Board appointments
  8. Defra issues new Guidance for businesses to report sustainability credentials
  9. UK comes 8th in European waste league
  10. WRAP report claims huge re-use potential in bulky waste
  11. WRAP publish Plastics Update
  12. New WEEE Directive comes into force
  13. SEPA publish Household Waste statistics Oct-Dec 2011
  14. Time to target the drug pushers of fly-tipping (excellent article...)
  15. Wales consults on new Environmental enforcement body
  16. EA decision on allowing shredder residue incineration to count as recovery expected soon
  17. HSE launch consultation on changes to RIDDOR

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 - Leisure company director fined £6.6k for burying harmful waste on Oxfordshire golf course - 31 Jul
SEPA - £750 fine for illegal waste burning - 30 Jul
HSE - Poor site management costs Rugeley Environmental Waste Services £9k - 15 Aug
HSE - Recycling firm fined £50k after worker broke arm - 26 Jul

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.  
Q1 and Q2 plastic tonnages have been amended upwards on NPWD in the last few days and as mentioned above, wood has been amended down. However, glass and plastic are both still looking difficult for the year with glass in particular, having a huge challenge ahead. Q3 recycling data will be published 23 October.

Material

 

2012 prices

Paper

 

1-2

Glass

 

 36-38 (20-25)

Aluminium

 

10-12 (8-10)

Steel

 

18-20 (10-12) 

Plastic

 

27-28 (21-25)

Wood

 

1-2

Net recycling

 

1-2

Net recovery

 

0.5-1

 

360 Environmental Ltd

Just a reminder that we can provide a range of waste compliance support including:

  • 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.


Humour 

PARAPROSDOKIANS... (Winston Churchill loved them) are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous. 
 
1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
2. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
3. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
4. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
5. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
6. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
7. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
8. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
9. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
 
Newspaper clipping
 

A team of 18 police officers was sent to rescue a 'drowning woman' from a Chinese river - only to find it was an inflatable doll. 
Police in Shandong received a call reporting that a body had been seen floating in one of the province's rivers. The 18 officers worked frantically for 40 minutes to rescue what looked like a lady in distress, reports RocketNews24.com, quoting Chinese language news site Sohu.
A 1,000-strong crowd gathered to watch the heroic rescue attempt, blocking traffic and preventing firefighters and rescue officials from reaching the scene.
But when officers finally managed to bring the 'body' ashore they discovered it was only a discarded inflatable doll.
Embarrassed mothers reportedly covered their children's faces and hurried them away from the scene before they could ask awkward questions.

 

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