360 Environmental
  8th August 2011  

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NEXT TRAINING COURSE - General Waste Legislation - 7th September - Leicester

360 News

Valpak propose management buyout 04 AUGUST
In a surprise move, Valpak have announced that they are considering a management buyout from its members who effectively jointly own it on a not-for-profit basis.


BIS/Defra publish new Batteries Regulation Guidance (but don't say what has changed!)
England household waste down 7.7% and recycling up 1.1% to 40.8% in latest figures
DCLG publish consultation on draft National Planning Policy Framework
NI Environment Minister welcomes 13% drop in carrier bag use
Government publish 'Business and Government Green Growth to 2020' document
A new version of ECHA’s chemical safety and report tool for REACH is now available
EA publish latest NETREGS update
EuP Working Documents for possible Commission regulation on Vacuum Cleaners
Garlic-fed cows combat global warming
NI seek views on independent Environment Agency
Mayor of London calls for plastic bag ban before Olympics
Government issue guidelines on 'One in, one out' policy for legislation
BIS publish report on Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services
World economic difficulties impact on commodity prices
Scrap-ex publish free Waste to Energy newsletter
HPA report says well managed landfill sites do not pose health risk
Waste wood prices under pressure following Sonae fire
Provisional 37.5% recycling rate for NI household waste

New Consultations - more information here.

Addendum and Delivery Programme to the NI Waste Management Strategy 2006-2020- closes 20 Oct

Events - Details here

13-15 September - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition (in partnership with CIWM) Exhibition - Birmingham
19-20 September - Energy from Waste Conference - London
5-6 October - Scottish Waste and Resources Conference  - Glasgow
16-17 November - EEE and the Environment 2011 - Heathrow

Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA - Boss of illegal Berks waste operation has to pay back £800k or face 5 years in jail - 5 Aug
EA - Brighton fly-tipper caught by police helicopter hit with £5k fine - 5 Aug
EA - Former skip hire boss fined £500 for being abusive to EA officers - 4 Aug
EA - Permit breaches cost Norfolk scrap dealer £2.5k - 4 Aug
EA - Crown Waste Management hit with £32k fine for illegal asbestos disposal - 3 Aug
EA - Illegal waste burning costs builder £4.5k - 3 Aug
EA - Scarborough skip hire and landfill business owners fined £57k for illegal waste activities - 1 Aug


The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for 2011 PRNs (last week in brackets). PRN price history shown here.  
The next data due is the Q3 recycling data that should be published on 22 October.



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Net recycling



Net recovery



Material Prices (last weeks prices in brackets if changed)

Corrugated cardboard - £138 (£135)
Newspapers and magazines - £143 (£130)
Soft mix (household card, paper etc) - £126 (£124)
Office paper - £165

360 Environmental Training Courses

We are now running courses in the South East at a facility in Sittingbourne, Kent. The current programme is as follows:

Course Sileby, Leics                Sittingbourne, Kent
General waste legislation 7th September 27th September
Hazardous Waste 12th October 26th October
Packaging Regulations 30th November 8th December

More details and booking arrangements are available here.


Men Are Just Happier People
  • Your last name stays put.
  • The garage is all yours.
  • Wedding plans take care of themselves.
  • Chocolate is just another snack.
  • You can never be pregnant.
  • Car mechanics tell you the truth.
  • The world is your urinal.
  • You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
  • Same work, more pay.
  • People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.
  • One mood all the time.
  • Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
  • You know stuff about tanks and engines.
  • A five-day holiday requires only one suitcase.
  • You can open all your own jars.
  • You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
  • Your underwear is £9.50 for a three-pack.
  • Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
  • You only have to shave your face and neck
  • You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
  • You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife.
  • You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache.
  • You can do Christmas shopping for 24 relatives on 24th December in 24 minutes.
No wonder men are happier.