360 Environmental
  27th September 2010  

360 Newsletter


Whistlestop Waste Legislation Training Course
Wednesday 6th September

Are you compliant? This course will take you through all the key areas of waste legislation and is relevant to anyone who looks after waste management in their company.

 Sileby nr Leicester. Cost: £100/delegate
Other training courses have now been posted available.

360 News

New recycling 'free-bay' service launched 27 SEPTEMBER
A new website has been launched to help people find a good home for unwanted items.

Telegraph list claims Advisory Committee on Packaging will be abolished  24 SEPTEMBER
The Daily Telegraph has published a list of Quangos it claims will be abolished by the coalition government.


Welsh household recycling continues to rise
Courtauld Agreement results announced by WRAP
HMRC publish July Landfill Tax stats
EA run MRF waste stream audit trials
WRAP study identifies mercury risk with LCD screen recycling
WRAP provide £1.4m grant to food recycler

New Consultations - details here

EA - EA charges 2011/12 - closes 17 Dec


Previous years and earlier this year shown here. 
Next quarterly data due to be published 23 October.

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

Paper - 1-2  
Glass - 11-13 (12-15) 
Aluminium - 30-35
Steel 3-4 
Plastic - 1.50-3
Wood - 1-2 
Net recycling - 1-2
Net recovery - 0.50-1

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
Plastic LDPE film - £265-275 
Aluminium cans - £725-800 (£650-700)
Steel cans - £100-110
Mixed glass - £20
Colour separated - £20-30


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

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 - Rainham car breakers yard prosecuted for operating without a permit - 27 Sep
EA - Farmer fined for burning commercial waste - 22 Sep
NIEA - £900 fine for illegal tyre disposal - 20 Sep


Environmental Permitting Specialist

We are looking for someone with experience and a good knowledge of Environmental Permitting.
For further details, please go to our website or contact Vicki Cooper on 01509 812052. 



A duck walks into a pub and orders a pint of beer and a ham sandwich. The barman looks at him and says, 'Hang on! You're a duck.'
'I see your eyes are working,' replies the duck.
'And you can talk!' exclaims the barman.
'I see your ears are working, too,' says the duck. 'Now if you don't mind, can I have my beer and my sandwich please?'
'Certainly, sorry about that,' says the barman as he pulls the duck's pint. 'It's just we don't get many ducks in this pub. What are you doing round this way?'
'I'm working on the building site across the road,' explains the duck. 'I'm a plasterer.'
The flabbergasted barman cannot believe the duck and wants to learn more, but takes the hint when the duck pulls out a newspaper from his bag and proceeds to read it. So, the duck reads his paper, drinks his beer, eats his sandwich, bids the barman good day and leaves.
The same thing happens for two weeks. Then one day the circus comes to town.
The ringmaster comes into the pub for a pint and the barman says to him 'You're with the circus, aren't you? Well, I know this duck that could be just brilliant in your circus. He talks, drinks beer, eats sandwiches, reads the newspaper and everything!'
'Sounds marvellous,' says the ringmaster, handing over his business card. 'Get him to give me a call.'
So the next day when the duck comes into the pub the barman says, 'Hey Mr. Duck, I reckon I can line you up with a top job, paying really good money.'
'I'm always looking for the next job,' says the duck. 'Where is it?'
'At the circus,' says the barman.
'The circus?' repeats the duck.
'That's right,' replies the barman.
'The circus?' the duck asks again. 'That place with the big tent?'
'Yeah,' the barman replies.
'With all the animals who live in cages, and performers who live in caravans?' says the duck.
'Of course,' the barman replies.
'And the tent has canvas sides and a big canvas roof with a hole in the middle?' persists the duck.
'That's right!' says the barman.
The duck shakes his head in amazement, and says .. . ..
'What the hell would they want with a plasterer??!'

Newspaper clipping

For some people in East Yorkshire, it's quicker to send a message by carrier pigeon than rely on broadband internet. As a computer tried to upload a video file, a pigeon carried the same file on a memory stick between Beverley and Wrangle. When the bird arrived after a 75 minute flight, the upload was just 30% complete.