360 Environmental
  30th March 2010  

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EA issue further guidelines for Carbon Reduction Commitment 26 MARCH 2010
The Environment Agency have made a number of new documents available for those affected by the new CRC requirements.

Chancellor raises Landfill Tax floor to £80 from 2014 24 MARCH 2010
The Chancellor has announced a one year extension to the current Landfill Tax escalator, meaning it will now rise to £80/tonne in 2014 from the original limit of £72/tonne in 2013.

Other News

House of Commons EFRA Committee Report recommends 2015 start for landfill bans
Defra dismisses EFRA Committee report
Defra publish AD development programme support
EA publish position statement on hazardous nature of LCD displays
Government's Forward Programme published showing planned Regulations over next 12 months
Budget confirms foundry sand to continue at lower rate landfill tax
WRAP launch SME recycling projects
Annual Easter Egg packaging report shows worst offenders
Supply chain waste targeted in WRAP report
Landfill tax stats show continued resurgence in inert and decline in general waste
DECC publish quarterly energy trends
Defra announce final two appointments to Advisory Committee on Packaging
Defra launch anti-greenwash proposals
EA crackdown on tyre disposal leads to three arrests in West Country

 

New legislation

The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 for England and Wales come into force on 6th April, applying the new waste Exemptions requirements. These are all listed alongside the old ones showing which is being replaced by what, on our WASTESUPPORT wesbite. Anyone registering a new exemption from next Tuesday must do so under the new Regulations.

360 Environmental can provide a Exemption registration service as well as offering a full Environmental Permitting capability.

New Consultations

Defra - Consultation on draft guidance on the Major Accident Off-Site Emergency Plan (Management of Waste from Extractive Industries) (England and Wales) Regulations 2009 - closes 21 June
Defra - Consultation on the introduction of Civil Sanctions and Cost Sharing for the Energy Using Defra - Products and Energy Labelling Regulations - closes 15 June
Defra - Consultation on draft updated guidance on Green Claims - closes 15 June

Other current consultations here.

PRNs

Apart from a continued slide in steel, no real change on last week. Q4 data is due to be released by the EA tomorrow. Prices for last year shown here.

Current price guide - £/tonne (last week in brackets if there is a change)

Paper - 2-3 
Glass - 18-23 
Aluminium - 20-25 
Steel 17-20 (19-23) 
Plastic - 4-6 
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 - Oxfordshire skip operator given suspended sentence and £18k fine - 26 Mar
EA - 12 month prison sentence for illegal storage of 550,000 tyres - 26 Mar
HSE - Recycling firm fined £40k for failure to safeguard chemicals used in arson attack - 26 Mar

Jobs

We have the following listed:

Service Administrator - McGrath Group
Senior Site Manager Landfill - SITA

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

Some actual Scottish Personal ads

Chartered Accountant 42 seeks female for marriage. Duties will include cooking, light cleaning and accompanying me to office social functions. References required. No timewasters. Box 3/45

Bad-tempered, foul-mouthed old sod living in a damp cottage in the a*se end of Orkney seeks attractive 21-year old blonde with big chest. Box 40/27

Bitter, disillusioned Dundonian, lately rejected by longtime fiancee seeks decent, honest, reliable woman, if such a thing exists in this cruel world of hatchet faced bi*ches. Box 6/41

Ginger-haired Pailsey troublemaker, gets slit-eyed and shirty after a few scoops, seeks attractive, wealthy lady for bail purposes, maybe more. Box 8/87

Attractive brunette, Maryhill area, winner of Miss Wrangler competition at Frampton's nightclub, Maryhill in September 1978, seeks nostalgic man who's not afraid to cry, for long nights spent comfort drinking and listening to old Abba records. Please, please! Box 30/41

Aberdeen man, 50, in desperate need of a ride. Anything considered. Box 06/03

Heavy drinker, 35, Glasgow area, seeks gorgeous s*x addict interested in pints, fags, Celtic football club and starting fights in Sauchiehall Street at three in the morning. Box 73/82

Newspaper clippings

Inconvenience caused by Government deposit system

Timers have been installed to prevent civil servants from spending any longer than ten minutes in the toilet. Dozens of workers have reportedly been caught out by the new efficiency drive at the Government Office for the West Midlands. A hidden sensor switches off the toilet light after ten minutes of use, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Staff have condemned the GOWM for the move, which was introduced in a bid to help save millions of pounds. One worker at the offices in Birmingham said: "This was brought in without any staff consultation and is both humiliating and degrading.
"Can you imagine the indignity of being in a cubicle, letting nature take its course, when suddenly the lights go out, and you have to fumble in the dark to make yourself decent, before struggling to make your way out towards the main door to the toilets where the switch is?
"All the while you are praying someone doesn't enter the toilets and see you struggling in the dark with your trousers round your ankles."
Similar changes are expected to be rolled out around the country to meet Treasury targets for Whitehall departments to make "efficiency savings" worth £11bn a year.
A spokeswoman for the government office defended their toilet light switches insisting they save money and energy. She said: "We have introduced a range of measures across Government Office buildings to reduce avoidable energy consumption and we are continuing with that work."