360 Environmental
  5th July 2010  

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Landfill Tax stats show continued jump in inert rate inputs from last year  29 JUNE
HMRC have published the April Landfill Tax statistics, showing continued growth in inert inputs, but a plateauing of standard rate inputs.

EA provides further guidance on Carbon Reduction Commitment 29 JUNE
The EA have emailed out latest developments and news about CRC.

News

Wood recycling hit by Biomass
Defra C&I waste survey due to be completed Dec 2010
HSE release annual 'Fatality in the workplace' statistics
HSE publish REACH Enforcement Strategy and Guidance
Echa provide new web tool for companies to check their REACH dossiers
WRAP and EA Chief Executives in quango pay list
AD sites listed in WRAP report
EEA publish 'Effectiveness of waste-management policies in the European Union'
NIEA issue Regulatory Position Statements on:
The use of AD Digestate from source separated waste
Use of waste lubricating oil
Regulation of the composting sector

New Consultations

no new consultations - 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

15 July - MRW National Recycling Awards - Park Lane Hilton, London
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 - West Yorks chemicals company has been fined £15k for permitting offences - 30 Jun
EA - Fly-tipper fined £300 - 28 Jun
EA - Illegal transfer station operated by handyman leads to £8k fine - 22 Jun
HSE - WSR Recycling fined £10k for worker's crushed leg - 21 June

Jobs
(If you wish to advertise any waste related jobs for free, please email)

Chief Executive Juniper Food Waste - closes 16 Jul
KTP Associate - Technical Manager - closes 9 Jul

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

Excuse the number of asterisks - it seems there are some sensitive firewalls around)
Denmark - A patient broke wind while having surgery and set fire to his genit*ls. The 30-year old man was having a mole removed from his bottom when his attack of flatulance was ignited by a spark. His genit*ls, which were soaked in surgical spirits, caught fire. The man, who is suing the hospital, said: "When I woke up, my p*nis and scr*tum were burning like hell. Besides the pain, I can't have s*x with my wife. "Surgeons at the hospital in Kjellerups said "It was an unfortunate accident."

The Lord Mayor of Leicester has apologised after his trousers fell down as he stood up to give a speech to an audience of schoolchildren. "It was like something from Benny HIll," said a member of the audience. "No-one knew where to look. There were a few laughs from the children, but it was toe-curling stuff. It was a pretty basic error. Surely he should have been wearing a belt?"
The mayor, 46 year old Colin Hill, blamed his Rosemary Conley diet regime.

Washington Post's winners on new English words

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realise it was your money to start with.

 

 

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting s*x.

5. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

6. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

7. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

8. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease.

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The gruelling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeller effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

18. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an ars*hole.