360 Environmental
  16th November 2009  

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New Green List available for Transfrontier Shipments - 16 NOVEMBER
A new Green List of wastes - v11 - that shows which countries will accept which wastes for treatment and recovery is now available.

EA prosecution hits broker, waste producer and waste company 12 NOVEMBER 2009
A Waste Broker has been fined along with a waste producer and the contracted waste management company for incorrect waste disposal procedures.

Retailers set tougher environmetal targets 12 NOVEMBER 2009
With a number of their 2013 targets already achieved, retailers have agreed a range of tougher goals.

WEEE (Amendments) Regulations 2009 now published 10 NOVEMBER 2009
BIS has now published the new WEEE Amendments.

General news

EA launch report on CRC Efficient Scheme
Scottish Government report on sewage sludge to land
EA update corporate plan
Defra unveil new Sustainable Development Action Plan
European Environment Agency publish greenhouse gas emissions trends
EA appoint global IT provider Capgemini for IT services
SEPA 'Radioactivity in the Environment' report published
PVC waste recycling increases by 20% in 2009
Holland & Barrett to ban plastic carrier bags
BRC announce 50th company to sign up to on-pack recycling label
New EU Register shows which industries are releasing what pollution
Dairy sector sustainability report published


New consultations in last week.

Defra - Transposition of EU Directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe - closes 29 Jan 2010
EA - Compost-like outputs from MBT plants - 22 Jan 2010

Other consultations here

PRN Prices

We have a page on the website showing Quarterly prices and general price history for PRNs. In the newsletter, we 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.

Little change in PRN prices from the previous week - not that in many cases, they could go much lower. However, there is still some doubt on whether there will be sufficient steel PRNs which is holding up steel prices.

The prices below reflect changes on the spot market.

Material Price per tonne change on last week
Paper 1-3 0
Glass 18-20 -1
Aluminium 18-25 -10
Steel 35-40 0
Plastic 1-3 0
Wood 2-3 0
Net recycling 1-3 0
Net recovery 1-2 0

WEEE Evidence prices

WEEE prices will vary considerably more than PRN prices, but the prices below give an indication of charges made by some of the schemes.

LDA (Cat 1) - £0-20/tonne (this has a positive value, but many schemes will pass that back to the Councils and then incur the haulage charge)
Cooling (Cat 12) - £100-125/tonne
Displays (Cat 11) - £190-230/tonne
Mixed (Cats 2-10) - £60-100/tonne
Gas Discharge (Cat 13) - £1000-1500/tonne


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

17-18 November - EEE in the Environment - Heathrow
25 November - Clarifying compostable packaging - Coventry
1 December - Capital Gains - London
26-27 January - Energy from Biomass and Waste - London

Jobs - listed here

We get a number of requests from companies looking for appropriate people to fill vacancies and , from people who have had waste and recycling related roles looking for work. We have therefore introduced a Jobs section on our website to promote these which at the moment, is free. If you have a role you wish to advertise, please email the details.

New Opportunities
Compost site manager - Oxfordshire


We list 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 - Prosecution construction site owner and contractor for pollution - 13 Nov
EA - Waste producer, broker and contractor fined for breach - 11 Nov
EA - Recycling business prosecuted for illegal storage of waste - 11 Nov
EA - Skip hire business ordered to pay £13k for illegal transfer station - 10 Nov
EA -WRG cautioned for breach of landfill permit - 10 Nov
NIEA - Restaurant couple fined £2.5k for pollution - 10 Nov
NIEA Poultry breeder fined £3k for pollution - 10 Nov


Tommy Cooperisms

A sandwich walks into a bar. The barman says, "Sorry, we don't serve food in here."

A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says, "A beer please, and one for the road."

Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other, "Does this taste funny to you?"

"Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.' " "That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome."
"Is it common?"
"It's not unusual."

Two cows are standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning."
"I don't believe you," says Dolly.
"It's true, no bull!"

Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar. One says, "I've lost my electron."
The other says, "Are you sure?"
The first replies, "Yes, I'm positive...!"

A man takes his Rottweiler to the vet and says, "My dog's cross-eyed. Is there anything you can do for him?"
"Well," says the vet. "Let's have a look at him." So he picks the dog up and examines his eyes, then checks his teeth. Finally, he says, "I'm going to have to put him down."
"What! Because he's cross-eyed?"
"No, because he's really heavy."

I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly. But when they lit a fire in the craft, it sank.
Proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says, "dam".

Two fish are in a tank. One says to the other, "I'll man the guns, you drive."

Newspaper cutting

Latvian tourist chiefs have scrapped a campaign - after their slogan was mistranslated into: "Easy to go, hard to live."
The Latvian tourist board had planned the £500,000 campaign to promote the capital city of Riga to English-speaking travellers. They hoped to show off the city's cultural highlights to turn around Riga's current image as a destination for wild stag parties. But the message was completely ruined by one simple mistake.
"It is very embarrassing. It was of course meant to say 'hard to leave'," a spokesman admitted. "But apparently nobody checked it properly before the leaflets and posters went to the printers."