360 Environmental
  12th July 2010  

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Please note - we will be placing news headlines on the site much more regularly as we can now put a direct link to a news story elsewhere. We will therefore point to any stories that we feel are particularly relevant and appear on places like Letsrecycle. Might be worth a more regular look.

Commercial waste collectors required to collect recyclables by 2015 - 8 July
Defra have launched a consultation for England on the revised Waste Framework Directive which will require all those offering commercial waste collections to have to be able to offer the collection of key recyclables including paper, glass, metal and plastic by 1 Jan 2015.

News

EA publish latest Environmental Regulations update
European Parliament approves Industrial Emissions Directive
Coalition committed to 'huge increase' in AD
Defra publishes research on green claims on packaging
Quarterly DECC Energy Statistics show increase in renewable energy
Defra announce commercial waste survey details
Waste protocols launched in NI
Food Waste Regulations come into full force in Ireland 1 July
European Commission asks for views on Environmental Impact Assessments
EU Q3 Maritime Transport of Goods stats published
EuP Working Document on possible further measures for tertiary sector lighting
SEPA publishes new guidance for waste oils

New Consultations

Guidance on Concessionary Schemes for Surface Water Drainage - closes 22 October
Transposition of the revised Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98/EC) in England and Wales - closes 16 September

recent consultations here. 

PRNs

Strangely, given the increasing obligation and low Q1 numbers, glass has slipped a little, but otherwise, prices are generally unchanged. 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.
We have also updated the spreadsheet showing all relevant packaging data back to 2007 including the quarterly recycling figures.

Current price guide - £/tonne (last week in brackets if there is a change)

Paper - 1.50-2.50 
Glass - 17.50 - 20 (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
6-7 October - European Bioenergy Expo and Conference - Stoneleigh Park
13-14 October - Irish Recycling and Waste Exhibition - Dublin
3-4 November - LARAC Conference and Awards - Liverpool

Prosecutions - details here

EA - 300 hours community service for flytipper - 8 Jul
NIEA - Scrap yard without waste management license fined £1k - 5 July
NIEA - Scrap yard without waste management license fined £7.5k - 2 Jul

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

Chief Executive Juniper Food Waste - closes 16 Jul

360 Support

Training - please note that we now are now running regular training courses on waste legislation. These include:

  • Waste legislation - 11 August
  • Hazardous waste - 8 September
  • Packaging, WEEE and Batteries - 22 September
  • Waste legislation - 6 October

The course are run at our new office in Sileby near Leicester and cost £100/person including lunch.

Please click here for more details.

Humour

The couple were 85 years old and had been married for sixty years. Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they watched their pennies. Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to the wife's insistence on healthy foods and exercise for the last decade. One day, their good health didn't help when they went on a rare vacation and their plane crashed, sending them off to Heaven.
They reached the pearly gates, and St. Peter escorted them inside. He took them to a beautiful mansion, furnished in gold and fine silks, with a fully stocked kitchen and a waterfall in the master bath. A maid could be seen hanging their favourite clothes in the closet. They gasped in astonishment when he said, 'Welcome to Heaven. This will be your home now.'
The old man asked Peter how much all this was going to cost. 'Why, nothing,' Peter replied, 'remember, this is your reward in Heaven.' The old man looked out the window and right there he saw a championship golf course, finer and more beautiful than any ever built on Earth.. 'What are the greens fees?,' grumbled the old man.
'This is heaven,' St. Peter replied. 'You can play for free, every day..'
Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch, with every imaginable cuisine laid out before them, from seafood to steaks to exotic deserts, free flowing beverages.. 'Don't even ask,' said St. Peter to the man. This is Heaven, it is all free for you to enjoy.'
The old man looked around and glanced nervously at his wife. 'Well, where are the low fat and low cholesterol foods and the decaffeinated tea?,' he asked.
That's the best part,' St. Peter replied. 'You can eat and drink as much as you like of whatever you like and you will never get fat or sick. This is Heaven!'
The old man pushed, 'No gym to work out at?'
'Not unless you want to,' was the answer.
'No testing my sugar or blood pressure or...'
'Never again. All you do here is enjoy yourself.'
The old man glared at his wife and said, 'You and your f..... bran Flakes. We could have been here ten years ago!'

Newspaper clippings

A motivation day organised by an Italian estate agency backfired when nine staff had to be taken to hospital after walking on hot coals.
Motivational trainer Alessandro Di Priamo said the nine salespeople from the Tecnocasa agency suffered light burns and none were seriously hurt.
"Firewalking helps people overcome their fears, seek new challenges and understand that most of what they see as their limits are self-inflicted," Mr Di Priamo said.
He said the hotel near Rome where the exercise was held used the wrong kind of wood and some artificial coal without him knowing.
"I have done this job for 12 years with thousands of people and never had a problem. I myself walked first on that bed of burning coals and didn't feel anything - in fact that same evening I went for a 16km run," he said.
Doctors said the injuries could take up to 10 days to heal.
However, Serafino Bisirri, the manager of the Villa Icidia hotel, denied responsibility for the incident. "If the wood wasn't the right sort, whose responsibility was that? Mr Di Priamo was the conductor of this particular orchestra. I mean, it's not as if I go walking on burning coals," he told the Guardian.

A hippopotamus swallowed a circus dwarf in a "freak accident" in northern Thailand, according to a columnist in the Pattaya Mail. The Grapevine column reported:
"A circus dwarf, named Od, died recently when he bounced sideways from a trampoline and was swallowed by a yawning hippopotamus waiting to appear for the next act. Vets said Hilda, the Hippo had a gag reflex which caused her to swallow. More than 1000 spectators continued to applaud wildly until they realised there had been a tragic mistake."