360 Environmental
  9th March 2009  

360 Newsletter

A quiet week on the legislative front although the carbon agenda was given prominence by Gordon Brown with his prediction that 400,000 jobs will be created in the next 8 years by 'cleaning up the environment and curbing pollution'. Mr Mandleson saw a slightly different green agenda when he arrived at the meeting of senior government figures and business leaders.

EEA publishes Transboundary shipment report 08 MARCH 2009
The European Environment Agency have published a statistics based report on transboundary shipments of waste.

Scottish consultation on IPPC energy efficiency regulation 08 MARCH 2009
The Scottish Government have issued a Consultation paper about plans to provide additional powers to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to regulate energy efficiency at industrial installations under Pollution Prevention and control (Scotland ) regulations 2000 (PPC)

Environment Agency prosecutions 08 MARCH 2009
There have been a number of successful EA prosecutions recently across a range of waste legislation offences.

Humour

Tommy Cooper-isms

This lorry full of tortoises collided with a van full of terrapins. It was a turtle disaster.
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I went to the doctor. I said to him 'I'm frightened of lapels.' He said, 'You've got cholera.'
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I was reading this book today, The History of Glue. I couldn't put it down.
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I phoned the local ramblers club today, but the bloke who answered just went on and on.
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I fancied a game of darts with my mate. He said, 'Nearest the bull goes first' He went 'Baah' and I went 'Moo' He said 'You're closest'
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I was driving up the motorway and my boss phoned me and he told me I'd been promoted. I was so shocked I swerved the car. He phoned me again to say I'd been promoted even higher and I swerved again. He then made me managing director and I went right off into a tree. The police came and asked me what had happened. I said 'I careered off the road'
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I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him 50 quid that he couldn't reach the meat off the top shelf. He said, "No, the steaks are too high".
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Newspaper clipping

A German court has fined a dentist 6,000 euros after he forcibly removed dentures from a patient who had not paid her 700 euro bill. The unnamed dentist marched into the woman's house and wrenched the teeth out of her mouth, saying they were his property.