360 Environmental
  10th January 2011  

360 Newsletter


AQSIQ list of approved suppliers published
Global paper consumption report shows 2% fall in 2009
EuP Position Paper on vacuum cleaners published
EC proposal to apply EuP to domestic ventilation and kitchen hoods
EU publish study into monitoring REACH
ECHA receive 3.1m chemicals classification and labelling notifications under REACH
EA issues new Enforcement and Prosecution Policy Guidelines

New Consultations - Previous ones here - no new ones in the last week.

Events - Details here

19-20 January - Waste Management Finance Forum - London
26 January - The London Conference - London
10 February - Organics - the big issues
16-17 February - Energy from Waste - London
7-8 March - PPP in waste - London

9 March - Redefining Commercial Waste
13-15 September - RWM/Futuresource Exhibition - Birmingham

360 Training courses

£150/person, held at 360 Environmental, Leicester - more details

  • Packaging regulations overview and data support - 12th Jan, 26th Jan, 9th Feb, 23rd Feb
  • Whistlestop general waste legislation - 19th Jan
  • Hazardous Waste - 16th Feb
  • Local Authority - legislation affecting household waste - 2nd Mar

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

SEPA - Community service for Fife businessman who illegally stored waste motor vehicles - 7 Jan


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices (last week in brackets) taking commission into account. Aluminium has now dropped below £20, but glass has strengthened slightly on reports of an apparent lack of availability. PRN price history shown here.

Paper - 1-2 
Glass - 10-16 (8-10)
Aluminium - 15-18
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 - £120-130 (£105-115)
Plastic LDPE film - £280-290 
Aluminium cans - £800-850
General scrap metal - £130-140 (£150-160) 
Mixed glass - £-5-0  
Colour separated - £15-30

In 1872 the Welsh invented the cond0m, using a sheep's bladder.
However, in 1873, the English refined the idea somewhat by taking the bladder out of the sheep first.

Newspaper clipping

A company that offered couples a chance to join the mile-high club has withdrawn its service after safety fears were raised by the Civil Aviation Authority. Passengers with Mile High Flights, based in Staverton, Gloucestershire, could make love in the back of a Cessna light aircraft in an area curtained off from the cockpit.
Mike Crisp, the owner of Mile High Flights, said "It's a shame we've had to stop because of some prudish snobbery on the part of the CAA,". However, a spokesman for the CAA said its main concern was that the couples would not be able to put on seatbelts quickly enough during a mid-air emergency.