360 Environmental
  27th February 2013  

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360 News

  1. MRF Code of Practice proposals unveiled for England
  2. Valpak appointed to run 3rd phase of WEEE DTS
  3. Scrap Metal Dealers Bill - BMRA update
  4. Defra withdraws PFI funding
  5. EU auditors slam EU waste systems for waste
  6. Defra states that Waste Prevention Plan will not be released until December
  7. EA publish 2011/12 Carbon Reduction Commitment League Table
  8. EU publish data on Environmental Taxes
  9. Greece facing big fines over landfill violations
  10. Pakistan bans non-degradable bags
  11. Latest Resource Management and Recovery Magazine published
  12. Pilot attempts London-Sydney flight powered by plastic packaging waste

New Consultations - previous ones here. 

Defra - Amendments to the Environmental Permitting Regulations - closes 4 April
Defra - MRF Code of Practice amendment to EP Regs - closes 26 April


Events - Details here

14 Mar - London Conference 2013 - London
1 May - Reshaping the WEEE Regulations - London
10-12 Sept 2013  - Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Exhibition (RWM)  - NEC, Birmingham


Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Biffa fined £105k for landfill leachate control breaches - 21 Feb
EA - Agency revoke Waste Carrier's Licence - 20 Feb
EA - Suspended sentence for asbestos flytipping - 8 Feb
EA - Illegal waste storage costs operator £19k - 6 Feb
EA - Illegal storage of 100k tyres costs East Devon man £27k - 1 Feb
EA - Cantankerous farmer sentenced to 8 months in prison for illegal waste storage - 29 Jan
SEPA - Farmer fined £11k for illegally accepting waste - 11 Feb


PRNs 

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2013 PRNs with the previous newsletter price in brackets (if different). Uncertainty over likely 2013 volumes seems to be dampening trading. Q1 data is due 22 April.
PRN price history shown here.  

Paper - £1
Glass Melt - £50-55 (75)
Glass (aggregates) - £40-45
Aluminium - £5
Steel - £17 (15)
Plastic - £15
Wood - £1.50 (1)
Net recycling - £1
Net recovery - £0.30 


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 

From Thomas Cook Holidays listing some of their UK clientele’s genuine complaints.
 
1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."
2. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned."
3. "On my holiday to Goa in India , I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry.  I don't like spicy food at all."
4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels."
7. "The beach was too sandy."
8. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white."
10. "Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women."
12. "No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled."
13. "There was no egg-slicer in the apartment."
14. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish."
15. "The roads were uneven.."
16. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England . It took the Americans only three hours to get home."
17. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends' three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller."
18. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the accommodation'. We're trainee hairdressers -- will we be OK staying there?"
19. "There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners now live abroad."
20. "We had to queue outside with no air-conditioning."
21. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel."
22. "I was bitten by a mosquito. No-one said they could bite." 
23. "My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."
 

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