360 Environmental
  2nd August 2010  

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360 News

Defra launches review of waste policies 30 JULY
Defra has launched its review of waste policies to inform its waste strategy plans that were announced in June.


News

EA warns on the perils of operating an illegal ELV site
Latest news from EA on Carbon Reduction Commitment
Defra launched Natural Environment White Paper
DECC confirm grandfathering rights for renewable energy plants
EA receive funding for electronic transfer note roll-out
Defra publishes sustainable development indicators
EU27 population statistics show strong UK growth
HMRC publish May Landfill Tax statistics
DECC publish UK Energy Statistics Digest 2010
Energy statistics spreadsheet - Renewables and Waste commodities balance
International Solid Wastes Association (ISWA) published global newsletter
WRAP survey indicates 43% of local authorities provide recycling services for SMEs
WRAP publish annual Gate Fees report
Defra issue consultation on plans to apply Civil Sanctions regime to Permitting Regs
PWC report suggests 2020 renewables targets will be missed
EA conduct pilot project aimed at reducing C&D waste to landfill


New Consultations - details here

Defra - Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 - closes 24 Sep
Welsh Assembly - Consultation on the draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 - closes 24 Sep


PRNs

PRN prices have not really changed from last week although there have been some low trades in paper.  Previous years and earlier this year shown here. 

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

Paper - 1-2 (1.50-2.50) 
Glass - 17.50-20 
Aluminium - 18-22 
Steel 8-10 
Plastic - 2-4
Wood - 2-3 
Net recycling - 1.50-3
Net recovery - 1-2


Material Prices

The prices below are an indication of current market values and for large bales except glass. Previous (if change) in brackets.

Corrugated cardboard - £70-75/tonne
Plastic LDPE film - £265-275
Aluminium cans - £700-750/tonne
Steel cans - £90-100
Office paper - £135-145
Mixed glass - £20/tonne
Colour separated - £20-30/tonne


Events

Details of these and links to the organisers can be found on our website

13-17 September - IFAT ENTSORGA 2010 - Munich
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 - Lincolnshire construction company fined £22k for dumping hazardous waste - 2 Aug
EA - Plastics recycling company AWS fined £23k for dust and litter offences - 2 Aug
HSE - Pontypool building firm prosecuted for unlicensed asbestos work - 30 July


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

Dennis Penberthy, an elderly Cornish farmer, received a letter from the Department for Work & Pensions, stating that they suspected he was not paying his employees enough and they would send an inspector to interview them.
On the appointed day, the inspector turned up. "Tell me about your staff," he asked Penberthy.
"Well," said Penberthy, "there's the farm hand. I pay him £240 a week, and he has a free cottage. Then there's the housekeeper. She gets £190 a week, along with free board and lodging. There's also the half-wit. He works a 16 hour day, does 90% of the work, earns about £25 a week, along with a bottle of gin every week, and, occasionally, gets to sleep with my wife."
"That's who I want to talk to," said the inspector, “the half-wit."

"That'll be me then," said Penberthy.

Newspaper clipping

An LA-based company has tackled the problem of intrusive airport full-body scanners. Flying Pasties can be fixed onto the body to cover sensitive areas that would otherwise be viewable in the scan. Made from 2mm thick rubber they can either be slipped under underwear or attached with an adhesive hook, inside or outside clothing. And they can also be bought with humourous slogan on them such as "Only my boyfriend sees me naked".
Company spokesman Michael Luongo said: "Until now, citizens haven't had a proper way to voice their displeasure over the intrusive nature of airport scanners. Flying Pasties are meant to provide airplane travellers adequate protection from intrusive full body scanners while not interfering with airline security. The unique ease of removability will allow travellers the ability to retain their self dignity."
Flying Pasties start from about £9 each or £12.50 for a full set.