360 Environmental
  9th August 2010  

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Consultation proposes to bring Environmental Permitting under civil sanctions 9 AUGUST
Defra have launched a consultation to bring the Environmental Permitting Regulations into the Civil Sanctions regime in addition to making changes to a number of Exemptions and the use of Refuse Deived Fuel.

BIS publish revised WEEE Code of Practice 3 AUGUST
BIS have published the long awaited revision of the WEEE Code of Practice that dictates how Compliance Schemes and DCFs should work together.


Latest statistics for England show 39.3% municipal recycling rate and 2% fall in waste
Minutes from first new ACP meeting confirm steel incineration protocol under review
EA August Netregs newsletter
Defra publish 2010 update to the Greenhouse Gas Conversion Factors for Company Reporting
DECC publish UK Eneregy Brief 2010
NIEA publish Annual Report
Scottish Government publish Renewables Action Plan
NIEA begins process of repatriating 250k tonnes of illegally dumped waste to Ireland
Interesting article on the illegal trade in e-waste
Councils permitted to sell renewable electricity including energy from waste
Regulatory Policy Committee under Tony Pedrotti to apply new 'one in, one out' rule on Regulation
RPC Report shows Defra as department with the highest number of consultations
Viridor boss to provide 'an emotional and empowering climax'
Edinburgh Court increase fine to 11 times original for illegal dumping in Lanarkshire

New Consultations - details here

No new consultations


PRN prices have seen a dip in steel and glass and a jump in aluminium with some spot deals going as high as £30/tonne.  Previous years and earlier this year shown here. 

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

Paper - 1-2  
Glass - 15-18 (17.50-20) 
Aluminium - 18-30 (18-22) 
Steel 4.50-6 (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 - £600-650 (£650-700/tonne)
Steel cans - £90-100
Office paper - £135-145
Mixed glass - £20/tonne
Colour separated - £20-30/tonne


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 - Dumping waste costs Derbyshire scaffolding firm £90k - 4 Aug

360 Support

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

  • 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.


On a beautiful summer's day, two English tourists were driving through Wales.
At Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogoch they stopped for lunch, and one of the tourists asked the waitress, 'Before we order, I wonder if you could settle an argument for us. Can you pronounce where we are, very, very, very slowly?'
The girl leaned over and said, 'Burrr … gurrr … king'!

Newspaper clipping

Six students have won a radio competition to find the filthiest home in New Zealand. The six young men won 52% of the votes for their flat in Christchurch, which is littered with dirty plates, black bin bags and discarded take away wrappers.
"We usually do the dishes, but the other cleaning, we don't do it," said Geert Lepoutre, one of the students. "If we can find some girls to clean it up, that would be ideal."