360 Environmental
  18th May 2009  

360 Newsletter

Very little news on waste last week. Other than MPs. And their expenses.

  • LGA continue their war on retailer packaging
  • A publican's guide on cutting environmental costs has been published in Ireland with some very useful tips for all businesses
  • Viridor has been fined £75k for waste export breaches
  • Strict new controls are now in place for exports to India

360 News

Batteries Regulations enforcement issues - 14 MAY 2009
At a Defra organised Batteries Regulations stakeholder day yesterday (13 May), the Environment Agency and other organisations gave their view on how they see some of the key legislative requirements being met.

Current consultations

Defra Environmental Permitting Guidance - closes 29 July
Defra revised Duty of Care - 31 July
EA Management of Clinical Waste - 5 June

Events

19 - 21 May - Sustainability Live - Birmingham NEC
11 June - Recycling and Waste Forum - London Excel Centre
9 - 11 June - Futuresource waste and recycling exhibition - London Excel Centre

Humour

Kids exam answers

"When you breathe, you inspire. When you do not breathe, you expire."
"H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water."
"To collect fumes of suphur, hold on a deacon over a flame in a test tube."
"When you smell an odorless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide."
"Nitrogen is not found in Ireland because it is not found in a free state."
"Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes, and caterpillars."
"The largest organ in the human body is the head."
"Respiration is composed of two acts, first inspiration, then expectoration."
"Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire."
"A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold."
"Germinate means to become a naturalized German."
"The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have been taken off." "
"A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it is."
"To remove air from a flask, fill it with water, tip the water out, and put the cork in quick before the air can get back in."
"The process of turning steam back into water again is called conversation."
"We believe that the reptiles came from the amphibians by spontaneous generation and the study of rocks."
"English sparrows and starlings eat the farmers grain and soil his corpse."
"Humans are more intelligent than beasts because human branes have more convulsions."
"If conditions are not favorable, bacteria go into a period of adolescence."
"A triangle which has an angle of 135 degrees is called an obscene triangle."

Newspaper clipping - may strike a chord with some ..........

The stench of rotting food was so bad that firefighters had to clear the AT&T building in downtown San Jose, reports San Jose Mercury. Seven workers were taken to hospital and another 28 taken ill after a worker decided it was time to clean out the mini-fridge. The mixture of old food and two different cleaning chemicals caused people to need treatment for vomiting and nausea.
But authorities said the worker who cleaned the refrigerator didn't need any treatment - as she can't smell because of allergies.
Capt Barry Stallard, of the San Jose fire department, said he was unsure what had been left in the fridge but said the smell was like rotting meat.