360 Environmental
  1st June 2010  

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HMRC March Landfill Tax stats released - 1 June
The latest statistics from HMRC show stagnating levels of landfill for general waste and a continued increase in lower rate inputs.

News

DECC releases latest Energy Statistics
Scottish Government publishes Annual Environmental Report

EA approves export of RDF
HSE announce campaign on waste collection vehicles
Waste cardboard prices tumble
Queens speech opens possibility of Scotland setting own Landfill Tax rates
EU weighs pros and cons of tougher emissions targets
Defra publishes EuP documents on Directional Lamps
Discarded batteries seized by Chinese Customs

New Consultations

No new consultations. Recent consultations here. 

PRNs

No change on last week's prices. The next data release likely to have an impact on prices will be the Q2 recycling figures on 22/23 July. Prices for last years PRNs shown here.

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

Paper - 1.50-2.50 
Glass - 18-23 
Aluminium - 16-20 
Steel 10-12
Plastic - 3-5 
Wood - 3-4 
Net recycling - 1.50-3
Net recovery - 1-2

Events

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

15-17 June - Futuresource Exhibition - Excel Centre, London
Organised by ESA and the CIWM, this is one of the two main Recycling exhibitions in the UK.

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

Prosecutions - details here

EA - 9 companies and individuals fined total £74k for huge fly-tipping operation - 25 May
EA - Suspended sentence for illegal waste transfer station - 28 May

360 Support

Could you be breaking the law? Try out our Compliance Health Check.

www.360environmental.co.uk for packaging, training and general compliance support. We have a range of support Associates specialising in Permitting and Planning. 
www.wastesupport.co.uk for our new EWC code finder, Batteries and WEEE protocol calculators. We also have a comparison table for the new Exemptions.

Humour

URL mistakes - when running the words together doesn't quite work.

A bowling alley called Big Al's, going for I love big Al's - ilovebigals.com
Celebrity agents compilation called Who Represents - whorepresents.com
Tree surgeon company in France called Les Bocages - lesbocages.com
A horticultural nursery called Mole Station in Australia - molestationnursery.com
A computer parts scrap dealer - itscrap.com
A graphics company called VIA Grafix - viagrafix.com
A car rental company in the Cook Islands - budget.co.ck
American Scrap Metal company - americanscrapmetal.com
A company in Italy called Powergen (not associatiated with UK company) - powergenitalia.it
A UK bespoke pen company called Pen Island - penisland.net
Therapist search site - therapistfinder.com
Spanish holiday villa company - choosespain.com
Mobile dog grooming company in Warwickshire - doggiestyles.co.uk
Site for older men - oldmanshaven.com
Speed of Art – a collective of art designers – speedofart.com
Experts Exchange where programmers can trade advice – expertsexchange.com

Newspaper clipping

A bus company in China has launched a new 'drive safely' campaign - by hanging big bowls of water next to their drivers.
The Longxiang Public Bus Company in Changsha, Hunan province, says drivers must drive gently to avoid spilling any water. Bus drivers are expected to ensure the bowls are still full when they finish their shift, reports the Xiaoxiang Morning Post. And the company warns drivers that CCTV footage will be studied to make sure they do not top up the bowls with water.
"Passengers often complain that sudden braking and bad driving makes them really uncomfortable on the buses," said a spokesman of the company. "Hanging bowls of water in the driver's cab will discourage them from making any jolting starts, sudden braking or bad turns."