360 Environmental
  31st May 2011  

360 Newsletter


360 Training Course date - Whistlestop General Waste Legislation - 30th June - Leicester

360 News

Landfill statistics show 15% fall for Q1 standard rate compared to 2010 31 MAY 
HMRC has published the March Landfill Tax stats showing another fall in standard rate inputs but an increase in lower rate inert materials.


DCLG publish Local Government Financial Statistics 2011
Waste Review to be published on 14th June
New Working Group forms to dispel myths about packaging
Scottish household recycling rate reaches 38%
£100m handout for LAs to return to weekly collection

EA issue Regulatory Position Statement on use of tyre bales in engineering works
European Parliament's Environment Committee backs calls for 30% carbon emissions target
INCPEN publishes new report on Why products are packaged the way they are'
WRAP publish report and presentation on green glass potential
EA Campaign targeting the illegal disposal of hazardous waste

New Consultations - No new releases - previous ones here.

Events - Details here

14-16 June - CIWM/ESA Annual Conference - London
5-6 July - Carpet Recycling UK Annual Conference - Birmingham
14 July - National Recycling Awards - London
13-15 September - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition (in partnership with CIWM) Exhibition - Birmingham

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - County Mulch in Suffolk to pay £33k for odour problems - 26 May
EA - Barnsley men who left illegal storage site with £30k clear up costs get small fine, community service and suspended sentence - 27 May
EA - Illegal scrappage costs Devon car-breaker £5k - 27 May
EA - Hamilton business woman fined paltry £300 for illegal waste storage - 27 May
EA - Solvent recovery company fined £150k for leakage - May


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2011 PRNs (last week in brackets). PRN price history shown here. Trading has been very slow over the last couple of weeks. 
The next data due is the Q2 recycling data that should be published on 22 July.



2011 prices






9-11 (10-12)









8-10 (6-8)




Net recycling



Net recovery



Material Prices (last weeks prices in brackets if changed)

Corrugated cardboard - £125
Newspapers and magazines - £130
Soft mix (household card, paper etc) - £115
Office paper - £165


The Washington Post invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are some of the winners

1. Cashtration: (n.) The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
3. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
4. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
5. Decafalon ( n.): The gruelling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
6. Glibido: All talk and no action.
7. Coffee (n. ) The person upon whom one coughs.
8. Flabbergasted ( adj. ) Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
9. Willy-nilly ( adj. ) Impotent.
10. Rectitude ( n. ) The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

Newspaper clipping

One of the biggest insurance companies in the world held an or9y to reward successful salesmen.
Ergo, a part of Munich Re - the world's biggest re-insurer, hired pr0stitutes for the 2007 party, reports the BBC. The Roman-style or9y was held in the Hungarian capital Budapest's historic Art Nouveau thermal baths. A German business newspaper said the 20 pr0stitutes had worn colour-coded arm-bands designating their availability.
According to Handelsblatt, quoting an unnamed participant, guests were able to take the women to four-poster beds at the spa "and do whatever they liked". "After each such encounter the women were stamped on the lower arm in order to keep track of how often each woman was frequented," the paper quoted the man as saying. "The women wore red and yellow wrist bands. One lot were hostesses, the others would fulfil your every wish. "There were also women with white wrist bands. They were reserved for board members and the very best sales reps."
Ergo said it regretted what had happened and that the party was a "serious violation" of company rules. "The managers and board members responsible no longer work for us," a spokesman said.