360 Environmental
  23rd August 2010  

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Greenstar Chief Executive confirmed as new CEO of Biffa 18 AUGUST
The Chief Executive of Biffa's new acquisition, Greenstar, has been announced as Biffa's new CEO, completing a 10 year circle.

WRAP launch 'WEEE Good Practice Collection and Treatment' Guide 17 AUGUST
WRAP have launched an on-line Guide to WEEE Collection and Treatment Good Practice to help Schemes, collectors and AATFs manage WEEE more environmentally, to improve standards and to improve business opportunities.


Waste and recycling minister proposes voluntary arrangements for business waste
Audit Commission to be disbanded
WRAP Plastics Market Report raises concerns over export dependence
US EPA takes action on chemicals used in dyes, flame retardants and industrial detergents
Waste firm has waste carriers licence and transfer station permit revoked
Supermarkets miss target for carrier bag reduction
Interesting article on fragmented WEEE recycling in US
DEFRA publish EuP Working Documents on possible EC Regulation or televisions
Eurostat publish Statistical aspects of the energy economy in 2009
Metal packaging recycling pilot campaign launched
S Korean cargo firm fined 664k euros by Brazilian authorities for shipping German waste for recycling
NIEA publish list of all sites currently holding a Waste Pollution Prevention Control Permit

New Consultations - details here

Scottish Government - Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 - closes 15 Oct


Trading seems to be very quiet, but aluminium appears to continue to creep up. Otherwise, little movement. 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 
Aluminium - 30-40 (18-40)
Steel 4.50-6
Plastic - 2-4
Wood - 1.50-2.50 
Net recycling - 1.50-3
Net recovery - 1-2

Material Prices

A quiet week, it seems. No significant movement reported.
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 - £255-265
Aluminium cans - £600-650
Steel cans - £90-100
Office paper - £135-145
Mixed glass - £20
Colour separated - £20-30


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
30 September - Fresh Horizons for Packaging Waste (catch up on Packaging Waste changes) - London
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 - Hampshire Motel company fined £2.7k for burying hazardous waste in grounds - 20 Aug
EA - Lack of transfer notes costs Leicester waste company £1k - 19 Aug
HSE - Shopfitting company fined £4k for incorrect asbestos management - 19 Aug


Contracts Manager - Severnside Recycling - Maidenhead - closes 25th August

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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.



Teen-speak translations

Bum - Enjoy, as in “He bums his PS2”
Clappin - Out of date, clapped out
Da Bomb - Great, excellent
Ends - Area or estate, as in “what ends are you from?”
Flat roofin’ - Overworked, stressed
Gratz - Thank you
Hench - Tough boy, as in henchman I
nnit - Word that turns any sentence into a question
Klingon - Younger child, particularly your irritating brother or sister
Ledge - A legend, someone who is greatly admired
Nang - Cool, excellent, brilliant
Off the hook - Cool, appealing, fresh
Phat - Really cool, great, awesome
Phat-free - Uncool, rubbish; the opposite to phat
Shizzle - Someone you worship, as in “she’s a real shiz”
Tin-grin - Person who wears braces
Uber - Very, totally
Vanilla - Boring, dull
Za - Abbreviation of pizza: “Let’s grab a za before the movie”
Zep - Oik, yob, underclass person

Newspaper clipping

Brussels bureaucrats have ruled that a swede can be called a turnip when it's in a Cornish pasty. The European Commission is drawing up guidelines on the permitted ingredients of the traditional West Country lunch, reports the Daily Telegraph. Officials have decreed that only minced or diced beef, sliced potato, onion and swede are allowed to fill the pastry. However the Cornish are unique in referring to swede as turnip, even though they are completely different root vegetables. Because of this linguistic quirk, the regulations have been amended to allow either term to be used on the label although only swedes are allowed in the pasty.This will mean that genuine Cornish pasties will be allowed to go on sale advertised as containing turnip, but will break the rules if they actually do contain it.