360 Environmental
  17th December 2010  

360 Newsletter

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Vicki, Phil and Jenny at 360 Environmental.  

360 News
Agencies publish new WEEE protocols 17 DECEMBER
The Agencies have produced a new WEEE Evidence and National WEEE Protocols Guidance that includes new mixed WEEE protocol percentage splits between the categories.
The new Waste (Wales) Measure receives royal assent 16 DECEMBER
The WAG has approved the Measure that applies recycling targets to each local authority in Wales, enables the plastic bag tax to be applied and allows legislation to be introduced to ban certain waste from landfill.
Defra final results from C&I waste survey 16 DECEMBER
Defra have published the final results of their survey into the volumes and composition of Commercial and Industrial waste.


EA publish new enforcement and prosecution policy and guidance
No Renewable Heat INcentive announced before Christmas
New statistics show that England's litter problem is not improving
WRAP announce kerbside performance benchmarks
Waste Framework Directive legislation delayed until January
UK emissions of Air Pollutants – 2009 results
Government tips for a greener CHristmas - swap clothes with a friend...
ECHA adds eight substances to the Candidate List for Authorisation
EU publish organic farming statistics
EU intends to approve end of waste criteria for scrap metals
Citron SA, the 'world's largest battery recycling facility' goes into liquidation
HSE to consult on extending RIDDOR reporting requirement to 10 days
Latest ESA Resource Management and Recovery Magazine 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

SEPA - Scrappie running illegal vehicle dismantling site fined £1.1k - 15 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 - £20-25 (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 - £105-115 (£110 - 120)
Plastic LDPE film - £280-290
Aluminium cans - £800-850
General scrap metal - £150-160
Mixed glass - £-5-0  
Colour separated - £15-30


1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.
He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian .
3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of maths disruption.

5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

9. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'

13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab centre said: 'Keep off the Grass.'

15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

17. A backward poet writes inverse.

18. In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.

19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris , you'd be in Seine .

21. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger..'

22. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'

23. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft.
Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

24. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says 'Are you sure?' The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

25. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal?
His goal: transcend dental medication.

26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

A farmer stopped by the local mechanics shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far and would just walk home.
On the way home he stopped at the hardware Store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. However, struggling outside the store he now had a problem - how to carry his entire purchases home.
While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady who told him she was lost. She asked, 'Can you tell me how to get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane?'
The farmer said, 'Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to that house I would walk you there but I can't carry this lot.'
The old lady suggested, 'Why don't you put the can of paint in the bucket. Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other hand?'
'Why thank you very much,' he said and proceeded to walk the old girl home.
On the way he says 'Let's take my short cut and go down this alley. We'll be there in no time.'
The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, 'I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me.. How do I know that when we get in the alley you won't hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, and have your way with me?'
The farmer said, 'Holy smokes lady! I'm carrying a bucket, a gallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?'
The old lady replied, 'Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I'll hold the chickens!'