360 Environmental
  18th January 2010  

360 News

Packaging producers must be registered with the Agencies by 7th April. If you are struggling with your data or need help in deciding your options, 360 have a range of services available to assist.

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Brantano Shoes prosecuted for failing to register under the Packaging Regs 12 JANUARY
Brantano Shoes have been fined £25k for failing to register between 2003 - 2007 under the Packaging Regulations.

Other news

Audit Scotland's 'Protecting and Improving Scotland's Environment' published
Electronic Waste Transfer Note trials to be extended

t2e trades record 1 million tonnes in 2009
REACH list of dangerous chemicals doubled
New EU Environment Commissioner sets out views
EA legislation communications under fire
UK household recycling and rubbish rates where you live
EA updates Hazardous Waste Consignjment Note Guidance
Report on 'Review of Municipal Waste Component Analyses - WR0119' published

Consultations

EA - Guidance for the treatment and storage of aerosols and similar packaged wastes - closes 23 Mar
EA - Groundwater risk assessment for treated effluent discharges to infiltration systems - closes 6 Apr

Other current consultations here.

PRNs

Some slight movement from last week.

All schemes and directly registered producers must finalise their PRN purchasing for 2009 by the end of January. PRNs related to material received by reprocessors or exported in December can be used for either 2009 or 2010 and it is likely that there will be significant carry forward on all materials except steel. 

Average quarterly prices for 2009 can be viewed here.

Material Price 2009 PRNs change on last week Price 2010 PRNs Change on last week
Paper 1-2 0 2-3 0
Glass 20-25 +5 20-25 0
Aluminium 8-10 -2 20-25 -5
Steel 27-30 0 27-30 0
Plastic 1-2 0 5-7 0
Wood 1-2 0 2-3 0
Net recycling 1-2 0 2-3 0
Net recovery 0.5-1 0 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) - £160-230/tonne
Mixed (Cats 2-10) - £60-120/tonne
Gas Discharge (Cat 13) - £1000-1500/tonne

Events

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

26-27 January - Energy from Biomass and Waste - London
27 January - The Real Cost of Killing (CIWM/HSE) - Hinkley, Leics
10-11 February - Waste Management, Business Risk and the Law - London
24-25 February - International Energy from Waste Conference - London
15-17 June - Futuresource Exhibition - London
14-16 September - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition - NEC

Jobs

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.

Current - CIWM - Technical Officer - closes 22 Jan

Prosecutions - details here

EA - Vegetable company prosecuted for gross pollution - 12 Jan
EA - £6k fine for chicken slaughthouse operating without Environmental Permit - 12 Jan
EA - Suspended sentence for Waste Management business operating without EP or planning - 12 Jan
SEPA - £600 fine for illegal disposal of waste - 12 Jan

Humour

It is the month of August, 0n the shores of the Black Sea. It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt and living on credit.
A rich tourist comes to town and enters the only hotel. He lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.
The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.
The Butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the farmer.
The farmer takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.
The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the town’s prostitute that, in these hard times, gave her “services” on credit.
The prostitute runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 Euro note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.
The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.
After inspecting the rooms, the rich tourist comes down and takes his 100 Euro note and leaves town, saying that he didn't like any of the rooms.
No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Governments do business today.

Newspaper cuttings

A hotel chain is employing human bed warmers to help guests get a good night's sleep. The walking electric blankets are dressed in special all-in-one sleeper suits and are sent to warm the beds of guests staying at the Holiday Inn before they get under the covers.
Holiday Inn spokeswoman Jane Bednall said the idea was "like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed".
The five minute free bed warming sessions are being tried out in London and Manchester at the end of January.
Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, said the idea could help people get off to sleep.
He said: "There's plenty of scientific evidence to show that sleep starts at the beginning of the night when body temperature starts to drop. The decline occurs partly because the blood vessels of the hands, face and feet open up and release heat. A warm bed - approximately 20 to 24 degrees Celsius - is a good way to start this process whereas a cold bed would inhibit sleep. Holiday Inn's new bed warmers service should help people achieve a good night's sleep especially as it's taking much longer for them to warm up when they come in from the snow."