360 Environmental
  13th April 2009  

360 Newsletter

Introduction

A quiet week leading up to the Bank holiday:

  • For those who want to keep up to date with all types of waste and recycling news as it breaks, letsrecycle.com have revamped their website.
  • BERR and the EA have allegedly been served papers by the Administrative Court in relation to the Judicial Review requested by Repic on WEEE.
  • The paper recycling industry has warned of falling levels of recovery and a difficult 2009. 
  • Defra have issued the summary of responses to the Permitting Exemptions consultation.

360 News

Defra and BRC launch carrier bag reuse campaign 12 APRIL 2009
Defra and the British Retail Consortium have teamed up to launch a bag reuse campaign in a bid to reduce the number of carrier bags used in England.

Quinn Glass loses on planning appeal 12 APRIL 2009
Quinn Glass, one of the UK's largest glass packaging manufacturers, has been told to remove a number of buildings built without proper planning consent.

Defra announces packaging target success 09 APRIL 2009
Defra have announced that the UK has met the 2008 EU packaging waste recycling and recovery targets. Or has it ........?

Humour

The Devil tells a banker, "OK, I can make you richer, more successful and more famous than any banker alive. In fact, I can make you the greatest banker that ever walked the planet."
"Great" says the banker, "What do I have to do in return?"
The Devil smiles, "Well, of course you have to give me your soul," he says, "but you also have to give me the souls of your children, the souls of your children's children and, just for good measure, you have to give me the souls of all your descendants throughout eternity."
"Wait a minute," the banker says cautiously, "What's the catch?"

Dan Quayle entered a tattoo parlor. The tattoo artist welcomes the vice president, and asks what he can do for him.
"I want a mark put on the front of my head, sort of like the one Gorbachev has. Can you do it?"
"Uh, why yes," the tattoo artist replies. "But if you don't mind my asking, why do you want it?"
Quayle explains that he recently visited with Gorbachev. "I told him how much I admired him; his political savvy, his ability to bounce back from adversity. So I asked him, straight out, 'How do you do it?' "He told me," Quayle says, pointing to his head, "'You've got to have something up here.'"
 

News clipping

A helicopter rescue team were scrambled after screams were heard in a German forest - only to find a man laughing his head off at a new book. A woman dialled 999 after she thought she could hear someone being tortured at the woodland near Elmstein, western Germany. But 'victim' Roland Hofmann was astonished when armed police surrounded his car which he had driven into the forest and ordered him to give himself up and release his hostage. He told police he had gone to the forest to read "in peace and quiet".
"We realise that people think the sound of Germans laughing is unusual, but we're sure the caller meant well," said one officer.