360 Environmental
  7th June 2010  

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Quarter 1 WEEE data published - 7 June
The Environment Agency has published Q1 WEEE and EEEE data showing a slight increase over Q1 09.

Quarter 1 battery data released - 7 June
The EA have published the data for the amount of portable batteries placed on the market and collected in Q1 2010.

News

Welsh Government plans for 7p bag tax starting April 2011 in second consultation
No EU ban on use of brominated and chlorinated flame retardants and PVC in EEE
EA follows SEPA and bans air travel within UK and to Brussels (adding to staff and travel costs!)
CEPI publish guidelines for paper and board food contact
Government to favour recycling rewards rather than pay-as-you-throw
HSE publish guidance to prevent deaths caused by people in bins
UK biggest contributor to EU waste emissions
Solar panels and windmills to be excluded from RoHS
EC releases document on vacuum cleaner eco-design and labelling standards (EuP)
New Consultations

Welsh Assembly Govt - Draft Single Use Carrier Bag Regulations - closes 2 August 2010 

Recent consultations here. 

PRNs

Prices for steel PRNs continue to slip, but otherwise, unchanged. 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 8-10 (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

HSE - Fingers chopped off at Roydon plastics recycling leads to £15k fine - 26 May
HSE - SITA fined £210k plus £38k costs for death at landfill site - 24 May

360 Support

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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

Ronnie Barker jokes

1. The search for the man who terrorises nudist camps with a bacon slicer goes on. Inspector Lemuel Jones had a tip-off this morning, but hopes to be back on duty tomorrow.
2. The man who invented the zip fastener was today honoured with a lifetime peerage. He will now be known as the Lord of the Flies.
3. In a packed programme tonight we will be talking to an out-of-work contortionist who says he can no longer make ends meet.
4. The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on.
5. A new publishing venture was announced today, the Stock Breeders Gazette and Playboy magazine are to get together to produce the Farmer Sutra.

Newspaper clipping

Campaigners have made a fresh appeal to supermarkets to limit the use of English flags in World Cup marketing, through fears it will upset the Cornish. Prominent nationalists say the St George flag represents "hatred, persecution, domination and occupation" to Cornish people. Colin Roberts, who represents Cornwall's cultural organisations, said he would be supporting Australia, as the "most Cornish side" in the World Cup.