360 Environmental
  31st August 2010  

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360 News

Latest Landfill Tax figures published by HMRC 31 AUGUST
HMRC have published the latest Landfill Tax data for June which shows another flat quarter for standard rate and continued increase in lower rate tonnages.

Parent and subsidiary separately prosecuted for packaging offences 24 AUGUST
Two Suffolk companies have been separately prosecuted under the Packaging Regulations despite being in the same Group.

Kent EA road check operation leads to waste carriers/transfer notes prosecutions 24 AUGUST
A combined police and EA road check operation had led to convictions for two unauthorised waste carriers.


News

EA and BSIF produce report into spillage management
EA diary of events September/October
EA Calls for entries for its inaugural Environmental Pioneer Awards
WRAP reports reduction in carrier bag use
Yet another recycling plant fire
And another - at Biffa's Edinburgh plant
NIEA publish list of sites with registered Exemptions


New Consultations - details here

EA - Compatibility testing for the waste treatment Industry - closes 17 Nov


PRNs

Trading seems to be very quiet, but aluminium appears to continue to creep up on very small volumes. 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
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 per tonne and are for large bales except glass. Previous (if change) in brackets.

Corrugated cardboard - £75-85 (£70-75)
Plastic LDPE film - £255-265
Aluminium cans - £600-650
Steel cans - £90-100
Office paper - £135-145
Mixed glass - £20
Colour separated - £20-30


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
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 - Two Suffolk companies in same group prosecuted for packaging offences - 4 Aug
EA - Surrey food company hit with £7.5k costs for packaging offences - 26 Aug


Humour

New English words (Part 1)

Accordionated – being able to drive and refold a road map at the same time
Asphinxiation – being sick to death of unanswerable puzzles or riddles
Blogish – a variety of English that uses a large number of initialisms, frequently used on blogs
Dringle – the watermark left on wood caused by a glass of liquid.
Dunandunate – the overuse of a word or phrase that has recently been added to your own vocabulary
Earworm – a catchy tune that frequently gets stuck in your head
Espacular – something especially spectacular
Freegan – someone who rejects consumerism, usually by eating discarded food
Fumb – your large toe
Furgle – to feel in a pocket or bag for a small object such as a coin or key
Glocalization – running a business according to both local and global considerations
Griefer – someone who spends their online time harassing others
Headset jockey – a telephone call center worker
Lexpionage – the sleuthing of words and phrases
Locavor – a person who tries to eat only locally grown or produced food

Newspaper clipping

A Dundee man was arrested after attaching a webcam to a mop head, poking it out of his window and, using it to spy on the couple in the flat above as they made love. Jerome Forrier told police he just wanted to see if they were "normal, like the people you see on the internet"....