360 Environmental
  14th June 2010  

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Sale of Greenstar to Biffa - 9 June
NTR, the Irish renewable energy company that owns Greenstar UK, has announced its sale to the private equity consortium that owns Biffa.

News

Environment Minister Caroline Spelman to open Futuresource exhibition
Scottish Government publishes 'Zero Waste' plan
Dutch publish website on EU waste management issues
EA publish changes to Environmental Permitting Standard Rules for metals recyclers and composters

New EA guidance to help construction industry reduce pollution
EA publish key dates and tops tips on CRC
EA and HSE review implementation of COMAH
List of EA recommended events
EA carry out raid on illegal waste site in Rayleigh, Essex
Big drop in Aluminium USB (can) price 
Warning of drop in demand for recovered paper by China
Government to review Health and Safety laws
EU report suggests highly educated people live longer
Sainsbury's workers hand trapped in cardboard baler
EA and Tyre Recovery Association launch campaign on tyre disposal
Stagecoach boss buys Nutrafeed
NIEA Business Plan for 2010/11 published

New Consultations

No new consultations - recent consultations here. 

PRNs

No significant change on last week. 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
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 - Plymouth Council fined for selling WEEE to illegal operator - 11 Jun
SEPA - Farmer fined £2.8k for illegal disposal of 20,000 tonnes of subsoil waste - 9 Jun

Jobs

Contract Manager - mid Kent - £50k + benefits - closes end June

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

Business language

Assmosis – The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.
Betamaxed – When a technology is overtaken in the market by inferior but better marketed competition.
Blamestorming – A group discussion of why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.
Chainsaw Consultant – An outside expert brought in to reduce the employee head count, leaving the top brass with clean hands.
Cobweb – A WWW site that never changes.
Crapplet – A badly written or profoundly useless Java applet.
Dead Tree Edition – The paper version of a publication available in both paper and electronic forms.
Dorito Syndrome – The feeling of emptiness and dissatisfaction triggered by addictive substances that lack nutritional content.
Egosurfing – Scanning the Net, databases, etc., for one’s own name.
Flight Risk – Used to describe employees who are suspected of planning to leave a company or department soon.
Glazing – Corporate-speak for sleeping with your eyes open; a popular pastime at conferences and early-morning meetings.
Gray Matter – Older, experienced business people hired by young entrepreneurial firms trying to appear more professional and established.
Idea Hamsters – People whose idea generators are always running.
Irritainment – Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying, but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. eg The England World Cup games.
Link Rot – The process by which web page’s links become obsolete as the sites they’re connected to change or die.
Mouse Potato – The online generation’s answer to the couch potato.
Open-Collar Workers – People who work at home or telecommute.
Percussive Maintenance – The fine art of whacking an electronic device to get it to work again.
Plug-and-Play – A new employee who doesn’t require training.
Prairie Dogging – When something loud happens in a cube farm, causing heads to pop up over the walls trying to see what’s going on.
Seagull Manager – A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, cr*ps over everything and then leaves.
SITCOMs – What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids. “Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage”
Starter Marriage – A short-lived first marriage that ends in divorce with no kids, no property and no regrets.
Stress Puppy – A person who thrives on being stressed-out and whiny.
Treeware – Hacker slang for documentation or other printed material.
Under Mouse Arrest – Getting busted for violating an online service’s rule of conduct.
Uninstalled – Euphemism for being fired. Also: decruitment.
WOOFYS – Well Off Older Folks.

Newspaper clipping

An Australian restaurateur fed up with the waste left by diners has ordered her customers to eat everything on their plates for their sake of the earth or pay a penalty and not return. Chef Yukako Ichikawa has introduced a 30 percent discount for diners who eat all the food they have ordered at Wafu, her 30-seat restaurant in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills, that describes itself as "guilty free Japanese cuisine."
"To contribute toward creating a sustainable future we request a little more of our guests than most other restaurants," she says in a list of her restaurant's policies that is pinned on the door to the eatery. This list includes finishing all dishes ordered which are organic and free of gluten, dairy, sugar and eggs and the chef and her staff tell people who don't clear their plates to choose another restaurant next time.
"Finishing your meal requires that everything is eaten except lemon slices, gari (sushi ginger) and wasabi," says the menu. "Please also note that vegetables and salad on the side are NOT decorations; they are part of the meal too."
Wafu's strict policy has been welcomed by some but criticized as overbearing by some reviewers. Ichikawa is undeterred.
"Wafu is not just a restaurant; it is an extension of Yukako's personal ethos toward nourishment and sustenance," says a statement on the restaurant's website. "We are not only committed to serving meals that nurture and respect the body but are actively dedicated to the notion of waste prevention, and take seriously our responsibility toward the environment and sustainability for the future."