360 Environmental
  11th October 2010  

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Producer Responsibility Training Course
22nd September

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

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

360 News


Agency clarify position on mixed WEEE exports under GC020 8 OCTOBER
The Agency is reviewing the situation on the export of treated WEEE, but have adopted a rigid position on GC020.


Agency charge 9 in Essex over WEEE exports
Food Waste Survey Report suggests restaurants average 21 tonnes annual food waste
EA issue Regulatory Position Statement on End of Waste Protocols
Scottish Local Authorities reach 36.7% recycling in 2009/10
HDPE milk bottle recycling rate increases to 72%
WEEE tourism costs California millions
EA flood defence damaged by scrap metal theft
EU Parliament seeks legal 30 day invoice payment limit
20% of men in UK aged 25-34 compared to 10% of women still live with parents 
EU land use statistics published for first time
EMR and MBA Polymers open new plastics recycling plant

New Consultations - details here

EA - Guidance for spreading waste on land - how to comply with your environmental permit - closes 24 Dec


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

13-14 October - Irish Recycling and Waste Exhibition - Dublin
21 October - Food Waste Collection and Processing 2010 - London
3-4 November - LARAC Conference and Awards - Liverpool
30 November - North East Recycling Forum - Annual Conference 2010 - Newcastle-on-Tyne

Prosecutions - details here

EA - Packaging Regs - Euro Car Parts fined £28k for failing to register 1998 - 2008 - 5 Oct
EA - Packaging Regs - Kiddicare fined £6k for £4k savings by avoiding registration - 5 Oct
HSE - Veolia fined £225 for litter picker death - 5 Oct


Prices staying low - 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
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 - £90-95 (£80-90)
Plastic LDPE film - £265-275 (£275-285) 
Aluminium cans - £725-800
Mixed glass - £16-18 (£20)
Colour separated - £15-25 (£20-30)


Alleged extract from Tony Blair's book

'I had regularly started jogging out of Downing Street. On each run I happened to jog past a lady of ill repute standing on the same street corner, day after day. With some apprehension I would brace myself as I approached her for what was most certainly to follow.

"Fifty quid!" she would shout from the kerb.
"No way, 50p!" I fired back.
This ritual between myself and the lady continued for days.
I'd run by and she'd yell, "Fifty quid!" And I'd yell back "50p!"
One day however Cherie decided that she wanted to accompany me on my jog. As we jogged nearer the problematic street corner, I realised the "pro" would bark her £50 offer and Cherie would wonder what I'd really been doing on all my past outings. I realised I'd need to have a damn good explanation for my illustrious lawyer wife. As we jogged into the turn that would take us past the corner, I became even more apprehensive than usual. Sure enough, there she was. I tried to avoid her eyes as she watched the pair of us jog past. Then, from the pavement, the hooker yelled, "Told you. See what you get for 50p."
Newspaper clipping
Ten pairs of second-hand knickers and bras were put up for auction this week by a cash-strapped local police force. The undies - featured in a sale of unclaimed lost or stolen property - raised £5.50 for Avon and Somerset Constabulary.