360 Environmental
  13th December 2010  

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Packaging Regulations Data Support Course

Do you need help to put together your Packaging Data for 2011? This course will help you to understand what is required, what packaging should be counted and how to translate raw data into a sensible submission.

 Sileby nr Leicester. Cost: £150/delegate
Dates: 12th Jan, 26th Jan, 9th Feb, 23rd Feb

 Courses also available on Hazardous Waste and General Waste Legislation.


360 News

Waste Framework Directive transposition misses deadline 13 DECEMBER
The UK has missed the 12 December deadline for the transposition of the revised Waste Framework Directive into Regulation, with January now the likely date for the new legislation.


Latest news from Netregs
Netregs to integrate with Business Link in bid by Government to close 75% of its websites
Latest REACH news
EU Environmental Facts and Figures
EU consultation considers 36.5% Biowaste target
New targets proposed for EU WEEE Recast
New localism Bill to give communities more power over planning applications
EU Municipal waste generation statistics published
DCLG publishes Guide to organising a Royal Wedding street party
New Localism Bill published

New Consultations - No new consultations. Details of recent ones here


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

19-20 January - Waste Management Finance Forum - London
26 January - The London Conference - London
16-17 February - Energy from Waste - London
7-8 March - PPP in waste - London
14-16 June - Futuresource Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition - London
13-15 September - RWM Exhibition - Birmingham

Prosecutions - details here

EA - Scrap metal collector fined £1k for no Waste Carriers Licence - 8 Dec


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices (last week in brackets) taking commission into account. PRN price history shown here. Aluminium seems to be stubbornly holding out at prices above £20 for some unknown reason, but otherwise, the rest are at administrative levels.

Paper - 1-2 
Glass - 2-5
Aluminium - 20-30
Steel 1-2
Plastic - 1-2
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 for cardboard and plastic, are for large bales. Last week in brackets if there is a change.

Corrugated cardboard - £110 - 120
Plastic LDPE film - £280-290 (£290-300) 
Aluminium cans - £800-850
General scrap metal - £150-160 (£140-145)
Mixed glass - £-5-0  
Colour separated - £15-30

Humour (apologies, but I am afraid the standard of humour reflects the fact that I get no contributions from readers other than even worse ones than below or ones that are very funny but unprinatable.)

A Russian couple were walking down the street in Moscow one night when the man felt a drop hit his nose.
"I think it's raining," he said to his wife.
"No, that felt more like snow to me," she replied.
"No, I'm sure it was just rain," he said.
They were just about to begin arguing with each other about whether it was raining or snowing when they saw a Communist Party official walking toward them.
"Let's not fight about it," the man said. "Let's ask Comrade Rudolph whether it's officially raining or snowing."
As the official approached, the man said, "Tell us, Comrade Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?"
"It's raining, of course," he replied, and walked on.
But the woman insisted, "I know that felt like snow!"
To which her husband quietly replied: "Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear."

News clipping

"In retrospect, I admit it was unwise to try to gain access to my house via the cat flap," Gregor Knopf admitted to reporters in Bremen, Germany. "I suppose that's the reason they're called cat flaps, rather than human flaps, is because they're too small for people, and perhaps I should have realized that."
Knopf (41), a gardener from Bremen, was relating how he had become trapped in his own front door for 2 days, after losing his house keys. "I got my head and shoulders through the flap but became trapped fast around the waist. At first, it all seemed rather amusing, I sang songs and told myself jokes. But then I wanted to go to the lavatory. I began shouting for help, but my head was in the hallway so my screams were muffled."
"After a few hours, a group of students approached me but, instead of helping, they removed my trousers and pants, painted my buttocks bright blue, and stuck a daffodil between my cheeks. Then they placed a sign next to me which said: 'Germany resurgent, an essay in street art. Please give generously' and left me there. People were passing by and, when I asked for help, they just said 'Very good! Very clever!' and threw coins into my trousers." "No one tried to free me. In fact, I only got free after two days because a dog started licking my private parts and an old woman complained to the police. The rescue services came and cut me out, but the police arrested me as soon as I was free. Luckily, they've now dropped the charges, but I collected over DM3,000 in my underpants, so the time wasn't entirely wasted."