360 Environmental
  25th March 2013  

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360 News

Continuing the theme of the Red Tape Challenge, regulators are urged to apply growth criteria to their enforcement.
The scrap metal, WEEE and biological treatment sectors will be hardest hit by the requirement for IPPC Permits.
Final 2012 data shows continued downward trend in standard rate despite trommel fines blip.
EA to get access to more support from the Border Force and HMRC to track down illegal shipments.
Proposals for more consistency and logic in waste related crime sentencing.
Document gives an indication of Defra's thinking on National Waste Prevention Plan.
EA's loss of around £250k in fees is SEPA's gain.
Public register shows another year of falling reprocessor and exporter accreditations.
After 18 months, the argument over Defra's interpretation is settled.
Data confirms expectations that all the glass PRN problems in 2012 related to aggregate use.
Collection of portable batteries continues to decline.
Amendment to the amended Packaging Regulations required to correct a formula error.
WEEE collection declines, but data indicates 2016 45% target already being achieved.
New registration requirements likely to hit WEEE purchasers.

  1. UK passes 100 waste AD plant mark
  2. edie.net launches the Resource Revolution White Paper
  3. New report suggests that many Member States will struggle to meet 2020 targets
  4. EU sets out roadmap for meeting 2020 targets
  5. EU publishes Green Paper suggesting potential plastics landfill ban
  6. EU seeks views on the revision of the legal framework for environmental inspections
  7. Defra issue Energy from Waste Guide
  8. EA issues position statement tightening waste wood storage at docks requirements
  9. Minister advises NI retailers to register now for carrier bag levy
  10. Wales now recycling more municipal waste than goes to landfill
  11. Coop Funeral Group launches recyclable corporate clothing range
  12. Defra publish core guidance for Environmental Permitting Regulations
  13. WRAP publishes report into food packaging perceptions
  14. WRAP launches new plan for tackling events waste
  15. WRAP makes free posters and leaflets available on reuse
  16. Wales publishes Dry Recycling End Destinations Report
  17. Latest Resource Management and Recovery Magazine
  18. EEA Report into municipal recycling across the EU
  19. EEA - How to measure environmental pressures from consumption and production 

New Consultations - details here. 

Defra - Improving enforcement and control of the waste exports regime - closes 10 May
Defra - Call for evidence: Waste Prevention programme for England - closes 29 Apr
BIS - Non-economic Regulators: Duty to have regard for growth - closes 19 Apr
BIS - Amending the Regulators' Compliance Code - closes 3 May 

Events - details here

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 - Illegal burning of waste at Amersham Farm costs father and son £40k - 6 Mar

EA - £106k in fines and costs for Brazil illegal export case - 5 Mar
EA - Illegal waste burning on bonfire night cost scrap yard £4.5k - 4 Mar 


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2013 PRNs with the previous newsletter price in brackets (if different). Q1 data is due 22 April. Obligated data is due 15 May.
PRN price history shown here.  

Paper - £1
Glass Melt - £47 (£50-55)
Glass (aggregates) - £35 (£40-45)
Aluminium - £5
Steel - £17
Plastic - £23 (£15)
Wood - £1.50
Net recycling - £1
Net recovery - £0.30 

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