360 Environmental
  21st September 2012  

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Whistlestop waste legislation - 11th October - 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

This includes proposed scrapping dates for SWMPs and waste transfer notes.
A large number of the old 'Para' Exemptions expire on 1 October
45% already achieved if non-obligated data is taken into account.
Devolved powers enable Scotland to consider differentiated tax levels.
Portable battery collections continue to increase, largely through lead acid.
New report highlights Agency's priorities and successes.
Guidance from the EA on their view on what should be classed as WEEE.
The impact of the recent HMRC clarification on 'fines' is illustrated.
Although it appears to change little, new Guidance from Defra makes it a bit easier to determine what should be classed as waste.

  1. Fears growing of waste wood mountains
  2. Government reshuffle sees new ministers in Defra
  3. ESA publishes report on importance of exports to UK recycling
  4. London Assembly calls for mandatory charge on single use carrier bags
  5. WRAP launches Guide to help business develop small scale energy from waste facilities
  6. EA issues consultation on their fees for 2013
  7. WRAP report highlights noise problems of glass collections for recycling
  8. China is cracking down on the import of plastics
  9. SEPA Compliance Assessment Scheme figures show slight improvement for 2011 over previous year
  10. Zero Waste Scotland launches new online Recycled Aggregate Supplier Directory
  11. WRAP publishes plastics update
  12. Extended Producer Responsibility doesn't work according to a new study
  13. EA Guidance on the regulation of materials being considered for end of waste 
  14. EA issue position statement on the use of SIC 2003 in hazardous waste
  15. Scrap metal dealers Bill passes onto third reading on 9 November
  16. HSE warning after heavy summer death toll in waste and recycling industry

New Consultations - no new ones - previous ones here. 

EA - Building a better environment: Our role in development and how we can help - closes 19 Oct

Events - Details here

11 Oct - Achieving Plastics Recycling Targets - BPF - London

17-18 Oct - LARAC Conference - Kenilworth

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Bristol and Avon Transport ordered to pay £13k for illegal dumping - 19 Sep
EA - Illegal waste storage costs Leics based MJ City Skip Hire £22k - 3 Sep
EA - Suffolk property services company ordered to pay £6k for illegal storage and failing to provide transfer notes - 28 Aug
EA - Three directors of defunct recycling company each get 200 hrs community service and costs of £4.5k - 24 Aug
EA - Vital Earth fined £75k for illegal disposal - 23 Aug
SEPA - Farmer fined £2.5k for illegal disposal  - 18 Sep
SEPA - Doonin Plant Hire Director found guilty of major environmental crime - 13 Sep
NIEA - Lisburn man fined £5k for illegal scrapyard - 18 Sep
NIEA - £20k confiscation order for illegally dumping 11,000 tonnes of waste - 7 Sep


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2012 PRNs with the previous newsletter price in brackets (if different).
PRN price history shown here.  
A shortage of glass PRNs has already sent prices skyhigh with talk of some sales as high as £85/tonne. With no explanation for the low Q1 and Q2 figures, everyone is waiting with bated breath to see what happens when Q3 gets released on 23 October. The market has also got jittery over steel and plastic remains uncertain, but without quite the same pressure on price.



2012 prices






 55-65 (36-38)






30 (18-20) 



30 (27-28)




Net recycling



Net recovery




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Police in Malaysia have clamped down on a promotion in which car wash customers were offered free s3x after their ninth visit.
The unusual reward programme was born out of a partnership between a car wash and a massage parlour, police told the Malay Mail.
Officers discovered the hook up when they raided the massage parlour, in Kuala Lumpur, and found several customers had reward cards for the car wash.
"To get the extra offer, customers had to send their cars for washing nine times within a certain period," Officer Emmi Shah Fadhil said. "The tenth car wash entitled them to free s3x."
Four men suspected of running the massage parlour and nine Vietnamese women working there were arrested.


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