360 Environmental
  8th March 2010  

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Packaging Regulations consultation issued 04 MARCH
Defra have published the long awaiting Packaging Regulations consultation.

Batteries data published 03 MARCH
Environment Agency have published the Batteries data showing that the tonnage of portable batteries submitted by registered producers was well above predictions.

Final 2009 WEEE data released 03 MARCH
The EA has published the final WEEE data for 2009 showing a rise in the amount of WEEE collected from 6.7kgs/head in 2008 to 7.2kgs.

Other News

Courtauld 2 launched to reduce carbon impact of packaging and food
EA issue position statement on movement of haz waste lab samples
SEPA accept PAS Anaerobic Digestion output no longer waste
Defra publish summary of responses to Waste Framework Directive Consultation
EA announcement on campaign against illegal scrap dealers
BIS launches 'Who get's the tip?' campaign
BIS top 10 consumer rights
Aluminium and plastics industries hit out at proposed packaging targets
Biffa to sell energy and landfill gas business for £350m
Are you ready for Carbon Reduction Commitment starting in April?
New Environmental Permitting requirements for water discharge consents starts 6 April
NIEA publish leaflet on waste oils
NIEA publish register of sites with Exemptions

New Consultations

Defra - Implementing the Packaging Strategy: Recovery and recycling targets, funding transparency and technical changes - closes 27 May
SEPA - Proposal to amend the charges for the spreading of organic waste on land - closes 21 May

Other current consultations here.

PRNs

It would appear that Defra have decided that Q4 data should not be published until the end of March to ensure that numbers are all fully verified prior to publication. PRN trading remains slow with only steel seeming to have slipped slightly.

Prices for last year shown here.

Current price guide - £/tonne

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

WEEE Evidence

As anyone seeking to try to market test the WEEE compliance costs charged by their Compliance Scheme will find, there are no transparent indexes available.

The prices below are an indication of what we believe are the lower end of the market, but we would welcome information from subscribers on what they are currently being charged to enable this to be updated. All information received will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please email Phil Conran.

LDA (Cat 1) - £0-20/tonne
Cooling (Cat 12) - £130-160/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

20-22 April - Sustainabilitylive - NEC
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 - Small fines for skip company using illegal waste site - 3 Mar

Please visit

www.360environmental.co.uk for packaging, permitting and general compliance support
www.wastesupport.co.uk for our new EWC code finder, Batteries and WEEE protocol calculators

Humour

How to speak Essex - an invaluable guide...... (with apologies for those of Essex descent, upbringing or residence)

  • alma chizzit - A request to find the cost of an item 
  • amant - Quantity; sum total ("Thez a yuge amant of mud in Saffend") 
  • assband - Unable to leave the house because of illness, disability etc 
  • awss - A four legged animal, on which money is won, or more likely lost ("That awss ya tipped cost me a fiver t'day") 
  • branna - More brown than on a previous occasion ("Ere, Trace, ya look branna today, ave you been on sunbed?") 
  • cort a panda - A rather large hamburger 
  • Dan in the maff - Unhappy ("Wossmatta, Trace, ya look a bit Dan in the maff") 
  • eye-eels - Women's shoes 
  • Furrock - The location of Lakeside Shopping Centre 
  • garrij - A building where a car is kept or repaired(Trace: "Oi, Darren, I fink the motah needs at go in the garrij cos it aint working proper") 
  • Ibeefa - Balaeric holiday island 
  • lafarjik - Lacking in energy ("I feel all lafarjik") 
  • OI OI! - Traditional greeting. Often heard from the doorway of pubs or during banging dance tunes at clubs 
  • paipa - The Sun, The Mirror or The Sport 
  • reband - The period of recovery and emotional turmoil after rejection by a lover ("I couldn't elp it, I wuz on the reband from Craig") 
  • Saffend - Essex coastal resort boasting the longest pleasure pier in the world. The place where the characters from TV's, popular soap opera, Eastenders go on holiday 
  • tan - The city of London , the big smoke 
  • webbats - Querying the location something or someone is. ("Webbats is me dole card Trace? I've gotta sign on in arf hour") 
  • wonnid - 1. Desired, needed. 2. Wanted by the police 
  • zaggerate - To suggest that something is bigger or better than it actually is. ("I told ya a fazzand times already") 

 

Newspaper cuttings

A young woman has slammed police who kicked in her door looking for a drug dealer who didn't live there and then apologised by giving her flowers addressed to the wrong person. Naomi Tikva, 25, said "If this is West Yorkshire police's intelligence, I don't feel very safe."
Yorkshire Evening Gazette

French bishops have criticised an automated phone service on which Catholics can confess their sins. Callers to The Line of the Lord are advised: "for advice on confessing, press one. To confess, press two. To listen to some confessions, press three."
The phone service will tackle only small, everyday sins. To confess mortal sins, it advises callers to contact a priest.
Sunday Times