360 Environmental
  14th February 2011  

360 Newsletter


Defra review of EPR implementation indicates industry reservations
Welsh recycling analysis supports kerbside sorting
WRAP report identifies schools produce 80k tonnes food waste
India publishes de-listed agencies
Woman facing prosecution for taking Tesco waste food
WRAP publishes report showing continued decline in landfill of plasterboard
CBI Report calls for 'Ambitious waste policy'

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

Events - Details here

16-17 February - Energy from Waste - London
7-8 March - PPP in waste - London

9 March - Redefining Commercial Waste
13-15 September - RWM (in partnership with CIWM) Exhibition - Birmingham

360 Training courses

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

  • Packaging regulations overview and data support - 23rd Feb 
  • Hazardous Waste - 16th Feb

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

HSE - £15k fines for failure to manage asbestos - 8 Feb


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2011 PRNs (last week in brackets) taking commission into account. PRN price history shown here.

Material   2011 prices
Paper   1.50-2
Glass   £13-15
Aluminium   15-20
Steel   8-10 (7-9)
Plastic   3-5
Wood   1.50-2
Net recycling   1.50-2.50
Net recovery   0.5-1

Material Prices

Corrugated cardboard - £125-135


A lady of fair headed persuasion was sent on her way to Heaven. Upon arrival, a concerned St Peter met her at the Pearly Gates.
'I'm sorry, 'St Peter said; 'But Heaven is suffering from an overload of goodly souls and we have been forced to put up an Entrance Exam for new arrivals to ease the burden of Heavenly Arrivals.'
'That's cool' said the blonde, 'What does the Entrance Exam consist of?'
'Just three questions' said St Peter.
'Which are?' asked the blonde.
'The first,' said St Peter, 'is, which two days of the week start with the letter 'T'
'The second is 'How many seconds are there in a year?'
'The third is 'What was the name of the swag-man in Waltzing Matilda?'
'Now,' said St Peter, 'Go away and think about those questions and when I call upon you, I shall expect you to have those answers for me.'
So the blonde went away and gave those three questions some considerable thought (I expect you to do the same).
The following morning, St Peter called upon the blonde and asked if she had considered the questions, to which she replied, 'I have.'
'Well then,' said St Peter, 'Which two days of the week start with the letter T?'
The blonde said, 'Today and Tomorrow.'
St Peter pondered this answer for some time, and decided that indeed the answer can be applied to the question.
'Well then, could I have your answer to the second of the three questions - how many seconds in a year?'
The Blonde replied, 'Twelve!'
'Only twelve?' exclaimed St Peter, 'How did you arrive at that figure?'
'Easy,' said the blonde, 'there's the second of January, the second of February, right through to the second of December, giving a total of twelve seconds.'
St Peter looked at the blonde and said, 'I need some time to consider your answer before I can give you a decision.'
And he walked away shaking his head.
A short time later, St Peter returned to the Blonde.
'I'll allow the answer to stand, but you need to get the third and final question absolutely correct to be allowed into Heaven. Now, can you tell me the answer to the name of the swagman in Waltzing Matilda?'
The blonde replied; 'Of the three questions, I found this the easiest to answer.'
'Really!' exclaimed St Peter, 'And what is the answer?'
'It's Andy.'
'Yes, Andy,' said the blonde.
This totally floored St Peter, and he paced this way and that, deliberating the answer.
Finally, he could not stand the suspense any longer, and turning to the blonde, asked 'How in God's name did you arrive at THAT answer?'
'Easy' said the blonde, 'Andy sat, Andy watched, Andy waited til his billy boiled.'
And the blonde entered Heaven....
And what's worse .. you're now singing it to yourself ....

Newspaper clipping

A flagship Tory council advised refugees from Afghanistan to look for support from a group of Afghan hound enthusiasts. The gaffe came in a report by Hammersmith and Fulham Council which is selling off the building currently home to the Afghan Council UK.
The Afghan Council is one of 20 help groups facing eviction to make way for the West London Free school. The report suggested that refugees who use the centre could instead contact the Southern Afghan Club, reports The Mirror. The Afghan Council UK offers support to Afghan refugees - while the Southern Afghan Club is a dog appreciation society which organises shows in the south of England.
Labour's Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter said: "Not only are the Tories selling for a song centres that are a hub for their communities but they're doing so in an ­ignorant and cynical way."
A council spokeswoman said: "We are sorry."