360 Environmental
  31 October 2013  

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Newslinks
  1. Government publishes forecast of 2020 arisings and capacity
  2. Interactive map showing flytipping incidence in England
  3. Fascinating article of the impact of the Dutch landfill strategy
  4. Find out more about the electronic Waste Transfer Note system (edoc)
  5. HMRC delays Landfill Tax Guidance
  6. Wales consults on Environment Bill
  7. Paper recycling industry calls for EU to scrap end of waste measures
  8. EA publishes further guidance on IED
  9. EA publishes Waste Crime Report and Regional Waste Crime Report
  10. Dan Rogers named as new recycling Minister
  11. WRAP Organics Recycling survey indicates big jump in AD and composting
  12. HSE revises workplace injury Regulations
  13. EU report on Energy from Renewable Sources
  14. UK argues against 'overly prescriptive' waste shipment regulations
  15. Updated Quality Protocol for aggregates from inert waste
  16. EU Environment Commissioner to focus on waste sector and circular economy in 2014
  17. Lord De Mauley tells Councils to consider separate material collections
  18. HSE Statistics Report shows waste industry still one of  the worst for fatalities
  19. NI household waste to landfill now less than 50%
  20. £1m from NI carrier bag levy to be used for Environmental Challenge Fund
  21. Latest Resource Management and Recovery magazine
  22. Scotland achieves 41.2% household waste recycling in 2012
  23. UK AD capacity increases by 84% in a year
  24. EA announces cuts of up to 1700 staff by the end of 2015
  25. Defra report reveals that fly-tipping incidents have fallen by 44% since 2007/8 
  26. EA warns of potential £50k fines for illegal bonfire night fires

New Consultations - details here. 

Welsh Government - Environment Bill - closes 15 Jan
NI Assembly - Restrictions on the landfilling of food waste - closes 3 Dec
 

Events - details here

  • 13 Nov - ERA EEE Conference - Heathrow Marriott
  • 30 Jan 2014 - End of Waste Conference - London
  • 16-18 Sep 2014 - RWM Exhibition

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Stourbridge man to pay £6k for illegal dumping of RDF bales - 30 Oct
EA - Waste4Fuel director fails to appear at High Court hearing - 30 Oct
EA - Illegal storage of full skips costs skip operator £6k - 10 Oct
EA - 2 companies fined £26k for illegal hazardous waste activities - 8 Oct
EA - Jail for Hebden Bridge waste operator operating illegally - 2 Oct
EA - £6k fine for Middlesex company that allowed its hazardous waste to go to an unpermitted site - 1 Oct
EA - Illegal disposal costs two Wolverhampton companies £44k - 27 Sep
EA - 68 year old Leicester man gets jail sentence and ASBO for continuing illegal waste activities - 24 Sep
EA - Tyneside firm ordered to pay £14k over waste odour issues - 19 Sep
EA - W Sussex removal company and Director ordered to pay £19k for illegal dumping - 18 Sep
EA - Illegal Kent site operator ordered to pay £11.5k - 17 Sep
NIEA - Greenway (Ireland) fined £1.5k for holding waste without a licence - 18 Oct
NIEA - Crumlin man fined £1.2k for illegal scrap yard - 7 Oct
NIEA - £300 fine for no waste carriers licence - 4 Oct
NIEA - Carrickfergus man fined £6,000 for waste tyre offences - 4 Oct
NIEA - Scrap merchant fined £800 for waste offences - 3 Oct
NIEA - Vehicle breaker fined £1,100 for waste offences - 3 Oct
NIEA - Portaferry man fined a total of £1,950 for waste offences - 3 Oct 
HSE - £140k fine and costs for Port Talbot Recycling firm after worker lost arm in conveyor - 25 Oct
HSE - London recycling company ordered to pay £21k foir worker losing arm in conveyor - 24 Oct
HSE - Suspended sentence and £300 fine for Corby recycling firm Director for failing to properly train staff and correct safety failings - 18 Oct
HSE - Bridgend recycling firm ordered to pay £300k after worker crushed by skip - 25 Sep
HSE - Firm fined after worker hit by falling skip - 10 Sep

PRNs 

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2013 PRNs with the previous newsletter price in brackets (if different).  

Paper - £1
Glass Melt - £72
Glass (aggregates) - £50 (£45)
Aluminium - £3 (£6)
Steel - £5 (£7)
Plastic - £45 (£65)
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
  • Direct registration for Packaging Regulations
  • WEEE Direct Registration and Authorised Representative
  • Environmental Management Systems including 14001
  • Competence Management System (alternative to WAMITAB)
  • Compliance audits and due diligence
  • Zero waste audits
  • 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.


Humour 

Forgive me, this is a bit long but it just seemed particular apt at the moment.
 
In the year 2013, the Lord came... unto Noah and said:
"Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few good humans."
He gave Noah the blueprints, saying: "You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights."
Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard - but no Ark."Noah!," He roared, "I'm about to start the rain! Where is the Ark?"
"Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed."
"I needed a Building Permit - I've been arguing with the Boat Inspector about the need for a sprinkler system."
"My residents association claim that I've violated the Neighbourhood by-laws by building the Ark in my back yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to the local Planning Committee for a decision."
"Then the Council and the electricity company demanded a shed load of money for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark's move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear none of it."
"Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local trees in order to save the Greater Spotted Barn Owl. I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls - but no go!"
"When I started gathering the animals, PETA and the RSPCA took me to court. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodations were too restrictive and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space."
"Then the Environment Agency ruled that I couldn't build the Ark until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on Your proposed flood."
"I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my building crew."
"The immigration department is checking the visa status of most of the people who want to work."
"The labour unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire only union workers with ark-building experience."
"To make matters worse, HMRC  have seized all my assets, claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species."
"So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this ark."
Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine and a rainbow stretched across the sky. Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You mean you're not going to destroy the world?"
"No," said the Lord. "The Government beat me to it."
 
Short ones
I was driving this morning when I saw an RAC van parked up. The driver was sobbing uncontrollably and looked very miserable. I thought to myself that guy's heading for a breakdown.
 
Local Police hunting the 'knitting needle nutter', who has stabbed six people in the backside in the last 48 hours, believe the attacker could be following some kind of pattern.
 

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