360 Environmental
  10th February 2014  

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Packaging Waste Regulations - 26th February

Location - Sileby Leics, £150 per person


360 News articles


Newslinks
  1. English municipal recycling rate rises slightly
  2. Environmental Audit Committee criticise Defra's bag levy process
  3. Stricter waste shipment laws agreed by EU
  4. WRAP's Scottish activities to become independent of WRAP
  5. European waste and resources statistics from the EEA
  6. RDF exports top 1.5m tonnes in 2013
  7. HMRC declares that there will be no more Landfill Tax refunds on top cover
  8. NI household recycling rate reaches quarterly peak of 45.1%
  9. HSE appoints new head of Waste and Recycling

New Consultations - details here. 

EA - Standard Rules Consultation No.9 – clinical waste treatment - closes 11 Apr
SEPA - Consultation on a proposal to increase charges in 2014-15 and 2015-16 - closes 17 Feb
SEPA - Consultation on a proposal to amend the Pollution Prevention and Control charging scheme - closes 17 Feb
 

Events - details here

16-18 Sep 2014 - RWM Exhibition


Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - 2 skip companies fine £20k for illegal storage and burning of wood waste - 7 Feb
EA - £20k penalty for illegal burial of waste in Bromsgrove - 30 Jan
EA - Operator of 3 consecutive illegal waste sites gets £8k penalty - 29 Jan
EA - 12 week curfew for illegal storage of tyres - 28 Jan
EA - Suspended jail terms for Leeds brothers operating illegal waste site - 28 Jan
EA - Cornish family ordered to repay £365k plus £91k penalty for illegal waste site - 22 Jan
EA - Illegal operations cost Berwick on Tweed business £248k - 20 Jan
EA - £100k fine and imprisonment for illegal Wolverhampton operations - 14 Jan
EA - Illegal wood waste activities lead to £250k confiscation plus £80k costs and prison - 8 Jan
EA - Leominster man gets suspended sentence, 250 hr community order, confiscation of £17.5k and £12k costs for illegal waste disposal - 17 Dec
EA - Manchester skip Director fined £500 for flytipping - 12 Dec
EA - 200 hrs community service and costs of £8,5k for Kent flytipper - 12 Dec
EA - Illegal burning of waste costs development company £15k - 11 Dec
HSE - Redditch recycling firm fine £100k for worker's death - 4 Feb
HSE - Serious injury at Devon recycling firm leads to £47k penalty - 20 Jan
 

PRNs 

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2014 PRNs with the final 2013 price in brackets. The final data for 2013 is expected to be released in unconfirmed form on 21 February. Q1 2014 gets released on 22 April. The revised glass targets are not expected to be made known until the budget statement on 19 March. It would seem there was strong support in the consultation responses from producers and schemes for 75% and strong support from the waste and recycling industry to keep the current 81%. That rather suggests a compromise of 77%.

Paper - £0.85 (£0.60)
Glass Melt - £65 (£90)
Glass (aggregates) - £40 (£60)
Aluminium - £4.50 (£1.50)
Steel - £4 (£5)
Plastic - £45 (£45)
Wood - £1.50 (£1.00)
Net recycling - £0.85 (0.60)
Net recovery - £0.50 (£0.50)

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 

A policeman in Sydney, Australia pulled over a driver who had been weaving in and out of the traffic.
He approached the car window and said "Sir I need you to blow into this breathalyzer".
The man reaches into his pocket and produces a doctor's note.
On it was written: "This man suffers from chronic asthma. Do not make him perform any action that may leave him short of breath".
The policeman said "Okay then I need you to come and give a blood sample"
The man produced another letter.
This one said: "This man is a haemophiliac. Please do not cause him to bleed in any way".
So the officer said: "Right, I need a urine sample then".
The man produces a third letter from his pocket.
It read: "This man plays Cricket for England, please don't take the p*ss out of him"
 

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