360 Environmental
  7th October 2014  

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360 Training courses

Our next Whistlestop Waste Training course is 29th October.

If you are unsure about how current and future regulations - including TEEP - may affect you, this might be the course for you. £150 per delegate at Sileby, Leics. Details here.

360 News articles (since last newsletter on 29th August)

 Newslinks

  1. CIWM report gives excellent waste market overview
  2. SITA publishes interactive map of Local Authority recycling information
  3. California bans plastic carrier bags
  4. Northern Ireland published Waste Prevention Plan
  5. Drinks industry launch new packaging compliance scheme
  6. Scotland's Carrier Bag Charge due to start on 20 October
  7. Wales launches Plan to reduce and recycle food and packaging waste
  8. Scotland reaches 41.2% household recycling in 2012
  9. Wales ahead of target with 52.5% recycling of household waste in 2012
  10. England reaches 43.9% recycling of household waste in 2012
  11. WRAP 'sells' Love Food Hate Waste campaign to Vancouver
  12. NI commits £1.3m from carrier bag levy to environmental projects
  13. Keep Britain Tidy launches 10-point action plan to improve recycling
  14. Fruit and vegetable by-products no longer counted as waste for AD plants
  15. NI sees 72% decrease in carrier bag after first year of levy
  16. Illegal tyre disposal causing significant environmental problems
  17. Plastics packaging industry launches Pledge4Plastics campaign
  18. EA confirms new WEEE and Waste Shipment database delayed until 2015
  19. RDF exports close to 2013 level after 7 months
  20. Concerns expressed over appointment of new European Environment Commissioner
  21. Waste Industry Safety and Health forum issues revised Fire Control Guidance for waste sites
  22. Plastics 'Placed on the market' figure revised downwards by 13%

New Consultations - details here. 


Events - details here

12-13 Nov 2014 - ERA EEE Conference - Heathrow T4 Hilton


Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Middlesborough firm fined £14.4k for operating without a Permit - 17 Sep
EA - Former Chippendale fined £3k with suspended sentence for illegal site - 10 Sep
SEPA - Man fined £750 for waste offences - 3 Oct
NIEA - Scrap merchant fined £300 for waste offences - 7 Oct
NIEA - Company fined £7.5k for breach of permit conditions - 16 Sep
HSE - Ayrshire scrap merchant fined £118k after worker loses arm -  6 Oct
HSE - £10k fine for Roydon Polythene after worker's leg trapped - 26 Sep
HSE - Manchester City Council fined £10k after litter picker struck by car - 24 Sep
HSE - EA fined after for severed finger from unguarded circular saw - 18 Sep
 

PRNs 

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for PRNs with the previous newsletter price (29 Aug) in brackets if different. The next data to be published will be the Q3 recycling data expected on 22 October. (prices from t2e trading floor).

Paper - £0.85 
Glass Melt - £25 (£27)
Glass (aggregates) - £19 (£20)
Aluminium - £11 (£9.50)
Steel - £8.25 (£9.50)
Plastic - £21 (£27)
Wood - £1.40 (£1.75)
Net recycling - £0.85
Net recovery - £0.70 (£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

We can also now provide remote training sessions using Skype. This has been used successfully for up to 2 hours with the benefits of cost and travel time.

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


Humour 

Article from Tyrone Tribulations
 
An Omagh plumber tunnelled a hole from under his bed to the local pub 800 feet from his house over the course of 15 years, a court heard today.
Patsy Kerr had been summonsed to Omagh County Court after it emerged he had been the cause of a collapsed sewage pipe from a neighbouring house. Kerr told the court about his secret tunnel and the reasons behind it:
“The wife has a bad snore on her and after watching the Shawshank Redemption on RTE one night in 1994, I decided to do something about it so I waited til she was in a deep sleep and then set about digging a hole under the bed in the direction of the pub. I used all manner of tools from spoons to a heavy duty tunnel boring machine I managed to sneak down there when she was at the shops. It wasn’t until 2009 that I hit the jackpot and came up through the women’s toilet mop and bucket room.”
Kerr explained how he spent the last five years heading to the pub via his tunnel at 11pm before returning at 1am, undetected by his deep sleeping wife:
“To be honest I was sort of glad I was caught. She was always smelling drink off me in the morning and I was explaining it away as a natural odour. But recently I was finding myself singing rebel songs and stuff coming back up the tunnel and it was only a matter of time before I was caught anyhow. The landlord was also wondering how I was just appearing out of nowhere at the same time every night and disappearing from the women’s toilets.”
The tunnel was finally discovered after the DOE performed a survey on a sewage problem which turned out to be caused by a pipe Kerr had hit accidentally, causing sewage to leak into his tunnel over five years. The judge questioned Kerr’s wife as to why she never smelt the sewage odours from her husband. Mrs Kerr simply shrugged.               
 

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