360 Environmental
  12th April 2010  

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360 News

No news items on 360 website last week.

Other News

Additional minor WEEE Regs amendments
Feed In Tarriffs introduced on small scale renewable energy plants
HSE announce 'central interventions' work with waste and recycling companies
ECHA published REACH practical guides for companies
Government confirms incinerator bottom ash tax to remain at lower rate
Barry Dennis to succed Dirk Hazell at ESA
Energy Bill receives royal assent
The Flood and Water Management Bill gains Royal Assent 

New Consultations

No new consdultations

Recent consultations here.

PRNs

Trading appears to be very quiet at the moment, a reflection of a preceived easy market and the school holidays. Plastic continues to fall while wood appears to have risen slightly. 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 15-17
Plastic - 3-5 (4-6) 
Wood - 3-4 (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
24 June - Developing UK Biogas - Stoneleigh Park Nr Coventry
14-16 September - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition - NEC
13-14 October - Irish Recycling and Waste Exhibition - Dublin

Jobs

We have a number of new jobs listed:

Reclaimed Appliances - Boston Lincs

- Managing Director - closing date 14 May

- Transport Coordinator - closing date 30 April

- Outwork Coordinator - closing date 30 April

- Environmental Compliance Manager - closing date 30 April

Agri Energy - Interim Sales Consultant - West Midlands - closing 30 April

Prosecutions - details here

AB Waste Management fined £12k for guard-rail failure - 7 Apr
Blackpool Pleasure Beach fined £6k for not registering in 2006 ans 2007 - 8 Apr
Fife scrap dealer guilty of breaching site licence conditions - 6 April

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

Children Writing About The Sea

1) This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles.. (Kelly age 6)
2) Oysters' balls are called pearls. (James age 6)
3) If you are surrounded by sea you are an Island . If you don't have sea all round you, you are incontinent. (Wayne age 7)
4) Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Rich**** .. She's not my friend no more. (Kylie age 6)
5) A dolphin breaths through an ar**hole on the top of its head. (Billy age 8)
6) My dad goes out in his boat, and comes back with crabs. (Emily age 5)
7) When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes, when the wind didn't blow, the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would be better off eating beans (William age 7)
8) I like mermaids. They are beautiful, and I like their shiny tails. How do mermaids get pregnant? (Helen age 6)
9) I'm not going to write about the sea. My baby brother is always screaming and being sick, my Dad keeps shouting at my Mum, and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can't think what to write. (Amy age 6)
10) Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves into chargers. (Christopher age 7)
11) When you go swimming in the sea, it is very cold, and it makes my willy small. (Kevin age 6)
12) Divers have to be safe when they go under the water. Two divers can't go down alone, so they have to go down on each other. (Becky age 8)
13) On holiday my Mum went water skiing. She fell off when she was going very fast. She says she won't do it again because water shot up her fanny. (Julie age 7)

Newspaper clipping

Warehouse staff at Carlsberg are on strike in protest at a company decision to limit beer drinking at work to lunch breaks. Workers claim they're entitled to three beers a day - on top of any drinks they consume at lunch, reports Sky News.
The strike in Denmark follows a move last week to change the rules for on-site drinking at the world's fourth-largest brewer. Carlsberg spokesman Jens Bekke said: "We think times have changed and we need an alcohol policy that is accepted by society - 93% of Danish companies have an alcohol policy.
"There has been free beer, water and soft drinks everywhere. Beers were removed from all refrigerators. The only place you can get a beer in future is in the canteen, at lunch." Mr Bekke said Carlsberg drivers claim a "very old right" to have up to three beers per day outside lunch hours.
The warehouse workers say they share that entitlement - a claim the brewer disputes.
"Because of that, the warehouse staff went on strike yesterday, with other staff striking in sympathy," Mr Bekke said. He added that Carlsberg's trucks have alcohol locks so drivers would not be able to drink too much and drive.
Mr Bekke said the Confederation of Danish Industry and trade union 3F had agreed the strike was illegal and would impose fines on workers.