360 Environmental
  28th June 2010  

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EC proposes 85% WEEE collection target on actual waste - 23 June
The European Parliament has backed plans for a revised WEEE target that would require 85% of 'real waste' to be collected.

News

Wales publishes waste data for Q1 2010 showing fall in recycling rate
DECC publishes quarterly energy stats
Statistics show UK 5th worst offender for environmental infringements of EU law
Audit Commission 'Waste Management Quick Guide' revealed
April Landfill Tax published showing lower rate growth and standard rate plateau
EC circulates document on EuP for water heaters and hot water storage tanks
NIEA publish Summary of Responses to Enforcement Policy consultation

New Consultations

WAG - Consultation on the Draft Municipal Sector Plan - Part 1 - closes 13 Sep

recent consultations here. 

PRNs

No 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

A turkey was standing in a field chatting to a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of yonder tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy."
"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients."
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it actually gave him enough strength to reach the first branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Whereupon he was spotted by a farmer who dashed into the farmhouse, emerged with a shotgun, and shot the turkey right out of the tree.
Moral of the Story: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

 

One day, a man was walking down a road when a frog called to him, "Sir, if you kiss me, I will turn into a beautiful princess."
The man picked up the frog, smiled at it, then placed the frog into his pocket. A few minutes later, the frog said, "Sir, if you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, and I will stay with you for a week."
The man took the frog from his pocket, smiled at it, then put it back into his pocket. A few minutes later, the frog said, "Sir, if you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will do ANYTHING you want!"
The man took the frog from his pocket, smiled, and put it back. Finally, the frog cried, "Sir, what is the matter, I have told you that I am a beautiful princess, and if you kiss me, I will stay with you and do ANYTHING you want!"
The man took the frog from his pocket and said, "Look, I am an health and safety manager, I have no time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog is cool!" 

Newspaper clipping

A young Balinese man who was caught stark naked in a compromising position with a cow has been forced to marry the animal. Ngurah Alit, 18, claimed the cow was a reincarnation of an attractive young woman, and had wooed him with flattering compliments. However, he was appalled when the village chief insisted that he'd have to marry the beast to cleanse the village of the "defilement", Alit's mother screamed hysterically throughout the ceremony, which ended with the bride being drowned in the sea while Alit himself fainted. "Poor guy," said one villager. "He's actually quite a quiet kid."