360 Environmental
  22nd August 2011  

360 Newsletter


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


Valpak MBO put on hold after counter offers received
Latest WEEE Agency/industry group minutes published
EA reports that >90% of business have complied with first CRC reporting deadline
EA announce 20% carbon emissions reduction since 2006/7
WRAP Annual Report 2010/11 published
Defra launch consultation on EuP labelling Guidance
European Parliament still aiming for 85% collection target in WEEE recast
Major drinks firms support packaging producer responsibility in US
10 bizarre ways to be green - including vegan condoms...
Waste industry loses one if its nicest people - Kit Strange RIP
BSI look to reducing waste regulatory burdens

New Consultations - no new ones - previous ones here.

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 - Persistent offender gets Community Service order for illegal waste activity - 19 Aug
EA - Illegal waste disposal costs Cornish haulage companies £100k - 18 Aug
NIEA - Co Armagh farmer fined £16,000 for four waste offences - 19 Aug
HSE - £80k fine for Ayr recycling company whose lack of decent toilet facilities led to worker being crushed - 15 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.



2011 prices






8.50-10 (9-11)









5.50-7 (6-8)




Net recycling



Net recovery





Material Prices (last weeks prices in brackets if changed)

Corrugated cardboard - £135
Newspapers and magazines - £130
Soft mix (household card, paper etc) - £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.


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Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances. While attending a Marriage Weekend, Frank and his wife Ann listened to the instructor declare, “It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.”
He then addressed the men. “Can you name and describe your wife's favourite flower?”
Frank leaned over, touched Ann’s arm gently, and whispered, “MacDougal`s Self Raising, isn’t it?” 
And thus began Frank's life of celibacy...