360 Environmental
  23rd April 2013  

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Are you aware of your responsibilities under waste legislation? This course will cover a wide range of compliance legislation and help you to ensure that your business is not at risk of enforcement action.

360 News

The Scottish Parliament will debate a new Landfill Tax Bill that will allow Scotland to set its own rate from 1 April 2015 under new devolved powers.
The latest data sends warning signals of an expensive year ahead.
Following extensive discussion with industry, the Paper that was due to be published before Christmas is finally out.
BIS outlines proposals for change and offers three options for a new system all of which will be discussed at the letsrecycle WEEE conference on 1 May (see below).
Packaging, Landfill and WFD targets to be reviewed by EC.
The breakdown of quarterly data shows some interesting trends suggesting significant hoarding.

  1. Defra published new Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse
  2. New 5p carrier bag levy starts in Northern Ireland
  3. Natural Resources Wales website up and running
  4. Defra update Environmental Statistics Digest
  5. Arrests made after waste disguised as hay bales uncovered
  6. Scotland consults on scrap metal cash ban
  7. EA changes guidance on storage of waste wood and RDF at docks
  8. EC launches consultations on Environmental Inspections
  9. Defra published evidence plan for the waste sector
  10. Wales published recyclables destination report
  11. Summary of responses to Triennial Review of EA and Natural England
  12. EA discover 5000 tyres hidden in wall

New Consultations - details here. 

Events - details here

1 May - Reshaping the WEEE Regulations - London - letsrecycle
21 May - Secondary Commodities Market Conference - London - Scrapex
10-12 Sept 2013  - Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Exhibition (RWM)  - NEC, Birmingham

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Illegal vehicle dismantling costs Lincolnshire company £8k - 18 Apr
EA - Waste carrier gets 80 hours community service for illegal tyre disposal - 16 Apr
EA - Couple running King's Lynn Skips ordered to pay £115k for illegal waste site - 10 Apr
EA - Illegal asbestos management costs stable owner and farmer £7.2k - 9 Apr
SEPA - N Lanarkshire man given 100 hrs community service for illegally storing tyres - 5 Apr
NIEA - Lisburn scrap dealer given 6 months suspended sentence for illegal waste offences - 12 Apr
HSE - City Scrap Ltd fined £20k for safety failures - 17 Apr


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.
The Q1 data has had a big impact on both glass and plastic, but others have stayed firm. 

Paper - £1
Glass Melt - £55 (£47)
Glass (aggregates) - £50 (£35)
Aluminium - £7.50 (£5)
Steel - £15 (£17)
Plastic - £35 (£23)
Wood - £1.50
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
  • On site training

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


Driving Reaction Test For Old People
The truth hurts sometimes. Do not cheat. If at first you don't succeed try again........
The automobile driving manual says the average driver's reaction time is .75 seconds or 1 car length for every 10 mph. 
Test your average reaction time. Be careful, this can be addictive! You will be surprised at how slow you really are.
1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years.
Which room is safest for him?
2. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching! 
1. The third room Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead. 
2. The letter "e" which is the most common letter used in the English language, does not appear even once in the paragraph.

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