360 Environmental
  21st September 2009  

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Quarter 2 WEEE data published 15 SEPTEMBER 2009
The EA have published the EEE and WEEE data for Q2 2009, showing overall recycling rates continuing to run at around 38%.

Defra delay exemption changes and drop proposed £50 fee 15 SEPTEMBER 2009
Defra have announced a further delay to the introduction of the revised permit exemption system and announced they intend to drop plans to introduce a standard £50 charge to register an exemption.

Other news

New protocol agreed for Anaerobic digestate use
Banks still keen to invest in the waste industry
FTA holding a series of Transport Manager seminars for CPC etc
Recycling companies warned of REACH risks
New Freegle online reuse network set up
Neil Thornton takes over from Daniel Instone at Defra

Consultations

No new consultations

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.
There seems to be some confidence building that the steel targets are now achievable which has pushed prices back down. Plastic prices have also slipped a little. Q3 data is due around 22nd October which is likely to set the scene for the rest of the year.

Material current price change on last week
Paper 3-5 0
Glass 22-26 0
Aluminium 60-65 0
Steel 100-110 -10
Plastic 13-16 -2
Wood 4-6 0
Net recycling 3-6 0
Net recovery 2-4 0

Events

Details of these and links to the organisers can be found on our website

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
27-30 October - Entsorga-Enteco 2009 - Cologne
3-5 November - World Recycling Forum - Shanghai

Prosecutions

We list previous prosecutions on the website back to mid June and have now split out all the Packaging Regulations prosecutions since October 2008. 

New since last week

EA - Dualit ordered to pay £23k for packaging regulations offences - 15 Sep
NIEA - Vehicle breaker fined £3,000 for waste offences - 18 Sep
NIEA - Man found guilty of flytipping 17,000 tonnes of waste - 18 Sep

Important dates coming up

30 September - Deadline for EA to announce approved Battery Compliance Schemes
15 October - Deadline for producer registration (or re-registration) under WEEE Regs
15 October - Deadline for producer registration under Batteries Regulations

360 Services

For many companies registered under the Packaging Waste and WEEE Regulations, this has been an expensive year. 360 can help you understand whether what you are paying is representative and reasonable. If you are considering your Packaging registration options for 2010, you will need to give notice to your existing scheme by the end of September. 360 can provide independent market advice on the most cost effective route to compliance. We can also provide a full compliance management service including the gathering of data and registration for 2010.

Humour

Sitting in the back of a taxi, a nun notices that the cabbie is staring at her. 'I don't want to offend you', he says, 'but my fantasy is to be kissed by a nun.'
'Well all right', says the nun, 'but you have to be Catholic and single.'
The cabbie says he is, so the nun plants a lingering passionate smacker on his lips. The man is momentarily ecstatic, but then starts crying.
'What's the matter?' asks the nun.
'Forgive me, Sister, but I have sinned. I lied to you: I am married and Jewish.'
The nun says 'That's ok. My name's Kevin and I'm off to a fancy dress party.'

Newspaper clippings

A cheating husband was caught out - when his wife arranged a live call from his favourite radio programme as a birthday treat.
Davor Ivanovic was supposed to be alone on a business trip to Zagreb, Croatia. But when DJ Barbara Kolar called his room, a woman answered and said he was taking a shower.
When he came to the phone he claimed the woman had been his wife - while his furious real-life wife Jasna was listening in on another line. Ignoring pleas from radio staff to keep quiet she screamed at her hapless husband: "Who are you with?"
And stunned Davor shouted at the show hosts before hanging up: "Why have you done this to me? We have kids."

Burly builders fled when a naked blonde rushed at them on a construction site in the Austrian capital Vienna shouting: "Who wants me?"
The hard-hat hunks ran for cover when the woman turned the tables on them on the building site beside the city's main railway station.
"We like to chat up girls as they walk past - it's a tradition," said one builder. "But this woman was too much to handle and we just ran and hid until the police got here. No-one liked to think what would happen if she caught one of us," he added.
Police spokesman Mario Hejl said: "It turned out no-one wanted her. The woman was detained and was put under a doctor's care."