360 Environmental
  15th February 2010  

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BIS report shows SME waste regulation ignorance 15 FEBRUARY
A new report published by BIS has exposed the level of ignorance about environmental regulation that exists amongst small businesses.

Big fall in WEEE producer registrations 12 FEBRUARY
The latest public register figures published by the EA show an 8% drop in registered WEEE producers from 2009.

Other News

WRAP funded development produces 38% lighter wine bottle
BIS report finds EA to be 'good practice regulator' under Better Regulations Review 
HMRC expected to repay £300m to waste companies following Landfill Tax ruling
Veolia fined £130k following HSE prosecution for bin man death
BIS publishes list of WEEE DCFs and associated Schemes (link not working at the moment)
Research suggests that men use more batteries ......
Wales granted greater environmental legislation autonomy
EuP Working Documents on Draft Commission labels for TVs and refrigeration
Pizza man ordered to pay £700k over illegal exports to Brazil

Consultations

EA - Implementing the new Civil Sanctions powers - closes 7 May

Other current consultations here.

PRNs

Trading seems fairly slow at the moment as presumably, buyers and sellers keenly await the final 2009 quarterly numbers which should be released on 1 March. Prices haven't moved from last week.

Prices for last year shown here.

Current price guide - £/tonne

Paper - 2-3
Glass - 18-23
Aluminium - 20-25
Steel 25-27
Plastic - 5-7
Wood - 2-3
Net recycling - 2-3
Net recovery - 1-2

Events

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

10-11 February - Waste Management, Business Risk and the Law - London
11 February - Focussing on the changes in Biowaste
24-25 February - International Energy from Waste Conference - London
31 May - World Recycling Convention and Exhibition
15-17 June - Futuresource Exhibition - London
14-16 September - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition - NEC

Prosecutions - details here

EA - Food import company ordered to pay £8k for non-registration - 11 Feb
EA - Caravan sites owner fined £47.5k for illegal storage of waste - 10 Feb
EA - £915 fine for unlicensed waste carrier - 9 Feb
SEPA - Banknock skip company fined £1.75k for illegal storage - 9 Feb
HSE - Veolia fined £130k for bin man's death - 12 Feb

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Humour

Apologies for last week's attempt at humour with the bricky's insurance claim. I was informed - brutally, I felt - that it wasn't funny and was as old as the hills. So if anyone has anything that is risqué enough to be funny, but not so much as to be offensive, please e-mail me urgently...

No joke this week - I can't compete with England's performance against Italy yesterday. 

Newspaper cuttings

An Arab ambassador has called off his wedding after seeing beneath his bride-to-be's veil for the first time - and discovering a beard. The diplomat also complained his finacée was cross-eyed.
According to Gulf News, the unnamed ambassador told a sharia court in Dubai that the bride's family had tricked his mother with pictures of the bride's sister. "Every time the couple met, the bride would do her best not to reveal her entire face", said a court source. It was only after the marriage contract had been signed and he went to kiss his new wife that the truth was revealed.
The court granted him a divorce, but rejected his appeal for pre-wedding gifts to be returned.