360 Environmental
  21st June 2010  

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Environmental Permitting Guidance on waste storage - 21 Jun
The requirements for permitting and for registering exemptions still leave many people confused. The Agency have published Guidance on Storage exemptions, clarifying the issues on non-Waste Framework Directive waste.

News

Further EA illegal export raids
Ex-Thames Water Director Ed Mitchell replaces Tricia Henton as Director Business and Environment at EA
WRAP launch Designing out Waste: a design team guide for civil engineering
Wales launches new Waste Strategy
Defra announce review of waste policy
Recycle Week 2010 starts today
EA publish 2010 - 2015 Strategy
EC rules out new waste legislation in short-term
EU to start talks on minimum carbon tax rates

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

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
3-4 November - LARAC Conference and Awards - Liverpool

Prosecutions - details here

EA - Flytipping costs skip company in Leicester £2.4k - 17 Jun
EA - £315k in fines and costs for illegal Lancaster scrap yard - 15 June

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

Newspaper clippings

A matador who dropped his cape and ran away from a charging bull has been arrested for breach of contract. Christian Hernandez, 22, vaulted over the wall of the bullring in Mexico City as the crowd hooted in derision. He was coaxed back into the ring, but fled a second time when faced by the bull. "This is not my thing," he admitted.

A student dropped his trousers in front of a gang of Hell's Angels and then threw a puppy at them before trying to escape on a stolen bulldozer. After causing a 3 mile traffic jam, the 26 year old fled to his home near Allershausen, Germany, where he was arrested.
A police spokesman said "What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell's Angels is currently unclear."

(Bad) World Cup jokes

  • What's the difference between the England team and a tea bag? The tea bag stays in the cup longer.
  • Fabio Capello was wheeling his shopping trolley across the supermarket car park when he noticed an old lady struggling with her bags of shopping. He stopped and asked, "Can you manage dear?" To which the old lady replied, "No way. You got yourself into this mess, don't ask me to sort it out!"
  • What do you call an Englishman in the knockout stages of the World Cup? A referee.
  • Three hours of football and Robert Green is still England's top scorer.
  • Apparently that fan had no trouble slipping into the England dressing room – Robert Green was guarding the door.
  • The England team went out to visit an orphanage in Cape Town on Saturday morning. "It's good to put a smile on the faces of people with no hope, constantly struggling and facing the impossible," said Jamal Umboto, aged 6.