360 Environmental
  24th August 2009  

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Camping retailer fined for non registration under the Packaging Regs - 20 AUGUST
A camping retailer - W Yeomans of Chesterfield - has ordered to pay £17k for not having registered under the Packaging Waste Regulations between 1997 and 2008. Despite registering in 2008, the EA received a tip off that they had avoided registration prior to that date and ended up taking them to court.

Q2 Packaging Waste data re-published with large drop in paper 19 AUGUST 2009
The EA have re-published Q2 Packaging Waste recycling data, showing a big drop in paper tonnage of around 35k tonnes.
 

Other news

Filament bulb manufacture and import bans starts 1 September
Wales to ban plastic single trip carrier bags from end of 2010
EA response to the Landfill Tax consultation
EA issues guidance note on changes to Hazardous Waste WM2
Scotland issues consultation on Zero Waste
Ireland publishes draft Regulations on separate collection and treatment of commercial food waste
SEPA publishes waste data digest
NI businesses show best improvement in green practices
Car scrappage scheme reaches half way point
BRC calls for domestic appliance scrappage scheme
Scottish recycling rate reaches 34.3%
EA states no government interference over steel PRN shortage
BIR update on Indian import controls

Consultations

Scotland's Zero Waste Plan - close 13 November

Other current consultations

PRN Prices

We have a page on the website showing Quarterly prices and general price history for PRNs. In the newsletter, we will therefore just give any price swings that have occurred over the past week.
These should be taken as a guide only as prices may vary due to volume purchased, month of purchase etc. But they will not be far out. Figures shown are £/tonne.
Most prices have seen little change in the last week, but steel has now jumped upto around £100/tonne.

Material Current price £/t change on last week
Paper 3-5 0
Glass 22-26 0
Aluminium 60-70 0
Steel 95-105 +10
Plastic 15-19 0
Wood 4-6 0
Net recycling 3-6 0
Net recovery 2-4 0

Events

8-10 September - CIWM Introduction to Waste Management - Northampton
9-10 September - Energy 2009 - National Motorcycle Museum
15-17 September - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition - NEC
24-25 September - International Symposium on Healthcare Waste Management - London
29-30 September - The Carbon Show - Excel London
6-7 October - Scottish Waste and Resources Conference - Glasgow
7-8 October - LARAC conference - Liverpool
20 October - letsrecycle.com Awards Lunch - London

Prosecutions - previous weeks listed on website

New since last week

EA - Camping shop ordered to pay £17k for packaging offences - 20 Aug
EA - Skip hire bosses ordered to hand over £234k for illegal waste storage - 20 Aug
SEPA - Skip hire company fined £1k for failing to move waste - 18 Aug
 

Humour

Different meanings

Antelope (v): to run off with your mother’s sister.
Baptist (n): a junior hamburger chef.
Basket (n): a short nap in the sun.
Circumstantial (n): circumcision on a really big baby.
Collonade (n): fizzy enema. 
Dipthong (v): to wash a lady's undergarment.
Hatchet (n): small, bird droppings that fall from the sky.
Hobnob (n): cooking accident often suffered by nudists.
Honeydew (n: women who regularly arrive late for appointments.
Induction (n): induced labour in a duck.
Innuendo (n): Italian suppository.
Laminate (v): to artificially inseminate a sheep.
Menopause (n): break in conversation to allow men to get a word in edgeways.
Misfit (n): an attractive young woman.
Negligent (n): cross-dresser.
Ostentatious: make and model of a pre-war British luxury car.
Portent (n): The Millennium Dome.
Propaganda (n): a wooden support for one-legged male geese.
Reflex (v): renew wiring to an electrical appliance.
Skulduggery (n): archaeological excavation.
Snuff box (n): slang term for a coffin.
Vagrant: (n): confused insect.

Newspaper clipping

EasyJet is being sued by a passenger after check in staff refused to let her board because she was "too fat."
Instead check in staff handling the internal Italian flight from Bari to Rome asked her to jump on scales in front of a queue of other travellers and said she could only fly if she bought two tickets.
"I'm sorry, but you're too fat and if you want to fly with us, you have to buy two tickets," the check-in girl told the astounded passenger, reports La Repubblica newspaper.
Anna Delluci, 55 - who tips the scales at 15 and a half stone - stormed off and is now suing EasyJet for the humiliation they put her through.
EasyJet executives issued an apology.
Thomas Meister - corporate communication manager - said: "It was an unforgivable mistake. We'll investigate to establish what had happened. Our company doesn't have special rules about people's weight."
He added: "We only have a rule about minimum space between seats (17 inches) and we expect customers buy two tickets if they know they cannot fly comfortably.
"But we don't ask them their weight, let alone have them weighed in front of the other customers."