360 Environmental
  15th March 2010  

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New Environmental Permitting Exemptions requirements 15 MARCH
From 6 April, amendments to the Environmental Permitting Regulations will come into force changing the whole Exemptions regime.

WRAP launches SWMP Tracking tool 12 MARCH
WRAP have launched a new tool to help those managing multiple construction project Site Waste Management Plans. 

Defra questions benefits of biodegradable plastics 12 MARCH
Defra has highlighted a report questioning the environmental credentials of biodegradable plastics as a possible answer to the environmental impact of plastic packaging.

Other News

Full Defra list of Environmental Permitting Regs 2010 and Guidance Documents
How WRAP will look from 1 April
10 companies shortlisted for EU Business Awards for the Environment 2010 including Findus UK
HSE 'dodgy ladder' campaign nets 7,000 ladder exchanges

New Consultations

DOENI - Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill - closes 23 April

Other current consultations here.

PRNs

Still very little change although steel and plastic have both slipped slightly. Prices for last year shown here.

Current price guide - £/tonne

Paper - 2-3 
Glass - 18-23 
Aluminium - 20-25 
Steel 19-23 (was 20-25)
Plastic - 4-6 (was 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
13-14 October - Irish Recycling and Waste Exhibition - Dublin

Prosecutions - details here

EA - Landlord fined £10k for allowing tenant to run illegal waste operation - 12 March
EA - Cosmetics company get £15k fine for emptying residues into drain - 10 March
SEPA - £3k fine for disposal to drain - 10 March

Jobs

We have the following listed:

Recycling Operations Officer - Tetra Pak
Service Administrator - McGrath Group
Project Manager for Inspection of Municipal Cleaning Projects, Saudi Arabia - RAL International
Senior Long-Term Healthcare Waste Training Expert / Treatment Plant Expert - Serbia
Senior Long-Term Healthcare Waste Logistic Expert - Serbia

 

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

Moodley speaks with his son.
Moodley: "I want you to marry a girl of my choice."
Son: "No - I will choose my own bride!"
Moodley: "But the girl is Bill Gates' daughter."
Son: "Well, in that case... OK!"
Next, Moodley approaches Bill Gates.
Moodley: "I have a husband for your daughter."
Bill Gates: "But my daughter is too young to marry!"
Moodley: "But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank."
Bill Gates: "Ah, in that case... OK!"
Finally, Moodley goes to see the president of the World Bank.
Moodley: "I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president."
President:"But I already have more vice-presidents than I need!"
Moodley: "But this young man is Bill Gates' son-in-law."
President: "Ah, in that case... OK!"

News clipping

Men say they do far more housework than they are given credit for - but women don't notice because men "don't make a fuss". 
A survey of men said they spent 13 hours a week on household chores including cleaning the lavatory, taking out the rubbish and changing the bed linen. But 60% of the 1,000 men questioned said their efforts were unnoticed by the woman in their lives because they did not like to make a fuss. Almost half said they felt women were more prone to showing off about the amount of housework they take on, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The task most men said they did was taking out the rubbish - with 85% claiming credit. Carrying the shopping bags was the second most popular chore among men, with 80% saying they take the weight. Food shopping came in third place, with 78% saying they are responsible for restocking the fridge each week.
The research by beauty brand Dove found men spend 4.7 hours a week on housework, as well as 1.5 hours on DIY and 6.9 hours on childcare.
Paul Connell, of Dove Men Care, said: "Our research shows modern men are becoming more vocal about the contribution they make in the home, and the popular stereotype of men doing nothing around the house is no longer accurate."