360 Environmental
  3 November 2015  

360 Newsletter


Training

Need an update on waste legislation? We are planning to run one of our popular Waste Legislation training courses on 25 November at our office in Leicestershire (LE12 7PU). Full details are here but we can only run this if there are sufficient numbers. If you are interested, please contact us for further details. Cost is £150 per delegate.


360 News articles


Newslinks
  1. CIWM publishes report on EU waste definition inconsistencies
  2. EA updates organisational chart
  3. EA publishes Waste Regulation report
  4. Dorset firm W&S Recycling buy Aylesford Newsprint plant for dismantling
  5. Government seeks views on revised Duty of Care Code of Practice
  6. Early first stage version of EU CEP leaked
  7. Environmental Audit Committee inquiry launched into effectiveness of EU/UK environmental policy
  8. Scotland carrier bag use falls by 80% following levy introduction
  9. Carrier bag charge starts in England (5 October) 
  10. BIS opens up WEEE Compliance Fee proposals for 2016
  11. Scottish MRF Code of Practice comes into force
  12. Latest HSE figure show slight reduction in waste sector work related deaths
  13. 69% increase in Scottish AD capacity in 12 months
  14. Scotland dips below 50% household waste to landfill
  15. EA appoints new Chief Executive from Diplomatic Service
  16. EA publishes responses to SSR14 consultation
  17. Tougher powers to fight waste crime introduced
  18. April - July 2015 Enforcement Undertakings published
  19. Compliance Fee contributes £375k to Local Authorities WEEE collection fund
  20. England HH recycling reaches barely moves at 44.8%
  21. NI sees 70% reduction in carrier bag use since 5p fee applied
  22. Singapore Environment Agency Database set up to cut packaging
  23. Scottish HH waste recycling data shows 42.8% for 2014
  24. SEPA publishes Procurement Guidance to cut waste crime
  25. SEPA reminds large Scottish businesses of ESOS deadline of 5 December
  26. EA extends ESOS deadline as long as companies can 'show progress'
  27. Scotland launches MRF Code of Practice
  28. BIS issues new Guidance on the Essential Requirements Regulations for packaging
  29. EA updates guidance on Broadly Equivalent standards acceptable for packaging and WEEE
  30. Largest EU of £415k agreed with HiPP UK Ltd

Relevant Consultations - details here

Defra - Waste incineration guidance - proposed amendments - closed 26 Oct
Defra - Draft large combustion plant regulations - closed 26 Oct
Defra - Updating EPR 2010 - closed 27 Oct
Defra - Waste Duty of Care - revising code of practice - closed 21 Sep
BIS - WEEE Compliance Fee 2016 - closes 15 Nov
EA - Standard Rules 14 - consultation outcome - 2 Nov
EA - Environmental Permitting Standard Rules 12 - consultation outcome - 31 Jul
EA - Environmental Permitting changes to H1 risk assessment consultation outcome - 28 Jul
SEPA - Financial provision - changes to requirements for waste management activities - closes 4 Dec
SEPA - Compliance Assessment Scheme changes - closes 12 Nov
NRW - Charges for 2016/17 - closes 26 Nov
NIEA - Draft Waste Management Licensing (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 closed 25 Sep

Events - details here

11 - 12 Nov 2015 - EEE and Env Conference - T5 Hilton Heathrow
25 Nov 2015 - RDF Conference
10 Dec 2015 - MRF Best Practice Conference
13 - 15 Sep 2016 - RWM Show


Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA
  • Permit breaches cost Birch Skip Hire Director £21k - 29 Oct
  • Hazardous waste activities cost Nottingham man £24k - 23 Oct
  • Illegal overspill costs permitted Norfolk vehicle breaker £37k - 2 Oct
  • Fines and community service for illegal storage and burning of waste - 1 Oct
  • Medway skip company ordered to pay £17k for operating outside permit - 25 Sep
  • Suspended prison sentence for illegal deposit and burning of waste - 22 Sep
  • Kent companies ordered to pay £44k for large-scale flytipping - 16 Sep
  • Darlington man ordered to pay £350k under POCA for illegal waste site - 18 Aug
  • Online company fined £45.5k for non-compliance with Packaging, WEEE and Batteries Regulations - 12 Aug
  • Illegal tyre storage costs Newcastle man £7k - 12 Aug
  • Stockton on Tees man ordered to pay £11k for illegal hazardous waste storage - 30 Jul
  • Illegal transfer station costs Surrey company £19k - 27 Jul
HSE
  • Death of operative costs South Coast Skips £90k - 3 Nov
  • F&R Cawley fined £100k for multiple fractures - 28 Oct
  • Sita fined £200k after employee struck by vehicle - 13 Oct
  • Batley firm fined £80k with £40k costs after death of baler operator - 2 Sep
  • Bedfordshire scrap company fined £12k for delivery driver injury - 29 July
NIEA
  • Portadown man fined £7k for unauthorised scrap site - 4 Aug
SEPA
  • Lothian man gets 180 hours community service for illegal waste site - 15 Oct

PRNs 

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for PRNs. The next data to be published will be the Q4 recycling data expected in March. (prices from t2e trading floor).
Prices in brackets are from last newsletter (July). Other than plastic and paper, there has been very little tonnage traded since Q3 data was released, so some of the prices - glass and aluminium for instance - should be treated with caution.

Paper - £1.50 (£0.85)
Glass Melt - £5 (£14)
Glass other - £5 (£13)
Aluminium - £70 (£30)
Steel - £40 (£9.50)
Plastic - £76 (£27)
Wood - £1.75
Net recycling - £1.50 (£0.85) 
Net recovery - £0.75

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 ISO14001
  • 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 

Vladimir Putin, wanting to get on the good side of voters, goes to visit a school in Moscow to have a chat with the kids. He talks to them about how Russia is a powerful nation and how he wants the best for the people. 
At the end of the talk, there is a section for questions.
Little Sasha puts her hand up and says "I have two questions.
Why did the Russians take Crimea?
And why are we sending troops to Ukraine ?" 
Putin says "Good questions..." But just as he is about to answer, the bell goes, and the kids go to lunch. 
When they come back, they sit back down and there is time for some more questions. Another girl, Misha, puts her hand up and says
"I have four questions. My questions are -
Why did the Russians invade Crimea?
Why are we sending troops to Ukraine?
Why did the bell go 20 minutes early?
And where is Sasha?"

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