360 Environmental
  13th September 2010  

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Apologies for sending this again, but I have had to correct the date in the Training Course box below. Please note, it is 22nd September. Must take more Vitamin B.

Producer Responsibility Training Course
22nd September

- WEEE and Batteries Registration is due shortly 
- If you want to keep your options for packaging registration open for next year, Scheme termination deadline is normally the end of September.

This course will give you all you need to know about data, registration options, evidence systems and compliance requirements.

Location:
Sileby nr Leicester. Cost: £100/delegate
Other training courses available.
 

360 News

Latest flytipping stats show fall in LA incidents but big rise in EA activity 10 SEPTEMBER
Defra have published the latest fly-tipping statistics, showing an 18.7% fall in household incidents on 2008/9 to just under 1m, but a near doubling of incidents dealt with by the EA to over 1000.


News

Government said to be reconsidering landfill bans
EA consult on new Standard Rules for Environmental Permitting
Number of landfill sites in Ireland falls dramatically
Key Scottish Environmental Statistics 2010 published
SEPA publish annual report
Defra publish ‘informal consultation’ on disposal of contaminated dredged material
Comprehensive range of European Statistics published in Eurostat 2010
45% of plastic bottles in UK now being recycled
Report suggests EU Emissions Trading Scheme will only deliver 0.3% CO2 savings
Eurostat publishes regional population projections
Figures released for Scotland's new Compliance Assessment scheme


New Consultations - details here

EA - Standard Rules for the Environmental Permitting Regulations - closes 29 Nov
Scotland - Changes to the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2010 - closes 1 Dec


PRNs

Prices can't really go much lower for most materials, so spot prices should be recognised for what they are - an indicator of trends rather than large volume prices. Interestingly, though, aluminium seems to be coming back down after its venture into the £40's. 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 - 14-17 
Aluminium - 30-35 (30-40)
Steel 4-5
Plastic - 1.50-3(2-4)
Wood - 1-2 (1.50-2.50) 
Net recycling - 1-2
Net recovery - 0.50-1 (1-2)


Material Prices

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 - £80-90 (£75-85)
Plastic LDPE film - £245-255 (£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

14-16 September - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition - NEC (the main industry Exhibition)
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 - Wine import company ordered to pay £8.3k under Packaging Regs for failing to register from 2005 to 2007- 13 Sep
EA - Frozen desserts company fined £20k under Packaging Regs for failing to register from 2003 - 2008 - 9 Sep
EA - Suspended prison sentence for owners of a skip company in Bolton- 13 Sep
EA - Former Devon waste boss fined £13.5k for waste storage offences - 8 Sep
EA - Waste carrier fined for £2k for illegal dumping - 8 Sep

HSE - Defence contractor fined £33k for asbestos offences - 8 Sep


Jobs

360 Environmental - Environmental Permitting Specialist - closes 24 September


Humour

Apologies to anyone offended, but I was informed by a training course group - including a blonde - that this was not offensive.

By mistake an old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar. He finds his way to a bar stool and orders some coffee. After sitting there for a while, he yells to the waiter, "Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?"
The bar immediately falls absolutely silent.
In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says,
"Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, considering that you are blind and all, that you should know five things:
1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat.
2. The bouncer is a blonde girl.
3. I'm a 6-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in karate.
4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weight-lifter.
5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.
Now, think about it seriously, Mister. Do you still wanna tell that joke?"

The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head, and mutters, "No...not if I'm gonna have to explain it five times."  

Newspaper clipping

A German toymaker has unveiled a controversial new range of animals which all have psychiatric illnesses. The toys - suffering from everything from bipolar disorder to acute depression - come with their own medical history, a referral letter and a treatment plan.
"It started as a bit of a joke with my girlfriend who has lots of soft toys and then we thought there could be something in the idea," Martin Kittsteiner told CEN. "Children and grown-ups like their vulnerability and find something in them that gives them a great sense of comfort in helping to heal them."
'Patients' from the Paraplush toy company include Dub the turtle with severe depression, Sly the snake who suffers from terrifying hallucinations, Dolly the sheep with a multiple personality disorder and a crocodile with an irrational fear of water.