360 Environmental
  22nd September 2011  

360 Newsletter


Apologies for the delay - next newsletter will be 3rd October.

NEXT TRAINING COURSES - Hazardous Waste - 11th Oct - Leics, 26th October - London.

360 News

EA issue updated Batteries Regulations Guidance 22 SEPTEMBER
The EA has updated their GN07 Guidance regarding the classification of waste batteries, treatment and recycling and the role of a battery collector.

Packaging reprocessor and exporter numbers still low 21 SEPTEMBER
The current public register for packaging reprocessors and exporters shows a continued big fall from last year and some suspensions in August.

EA upgrades Public Register 12 SEPTEMBER
The EA have revised their Public Register where you can find details of those with waste carriers licences, Environmental Permits etc.


Lord Taylor replaces Lord Henley at Defra
EA guidance on application of the waste hierarchy
Defra publish Guidance on GHG reporting
EA update guidance on Civil Sanctions
Defra Guidance on Animal By-Products Regs updates (July)
ECHA August REACH Newsletter
Eurostats show that 1,800kgs of waste produced per EU head in 2008
2008 EU Packaging statistics published
Generation and treatment of waste in Europe 2008
European Commission spells out future waste policy direction
EC change complicates reporting requirements for batteries
Incpen survey reveals litter is low priority for public
WRAP reports big packaging use improvement in DIY sector
Carriage of Dangerous Goods prohibition notices list published
EU publishes Resource Efficiency Roadmap FAQ
Map of all 68 Anaerobic Digestion sites available
EA guidance on regulation of incinerator ash updated
Defra produce Envirowheel, an environmental online support tool
EC report shows global emissions increased 45% between 1990 and 2010
Defra issue Environmental Permitting Guidance on:
IPPC in England and Wales in relation to installations and mobile plant
ELV Directive
Exempt waste operations
Statutory Nuisance
Scrap-ex Material Price Bulletin

New Consultations - no new ones - previous ones here.

Events - Details here

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 - Skip_it Director fined £12.5k for illegal storage and burning of waste - 20 Sep
EA - Fines for 4 Doncaster men and furniture business for illegal waste disposal - 19 Sep
EA - Suspended sentence, £24k costs plus skip lorry forfeiture for Derbyshire man - 19 Sep
EA - AAA Skip and Plant Hire ordered to repay £14k for illegal waste activity that netted £175k - 15 Sep


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




360 Environmental Training Courses

We are now running courses in the London next to Victoria Station as well as our Sileby office in Leics. The current programme is as follows:

Course Leics London
Hazardous Waste 11th October 26th October
Packaging Regulations 30th November 8th December

More details and booking arrangements are available here.


A man feared his wife wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem. The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.
Here's what you do," said the Doctor, "stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response."
That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the  den. He says to himself, "I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens."
Then in a normal tone he asks, 'Honey, what's for dinner?"
No response.
So the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, "Honey, what's for dinner?"
Still no response.
Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet from his wife and asks, "Honey, what's for dinner?"
Again no response.
So, he walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away.. "Honey, what's for dinner?"
Again there is no response.
So he walks right up behind her... "Honey, what's for dinner?"
Newspaper clipping
A Saudi restaurant has started fining diners if they order more than they can eat. Fahad Al Anezi, owner of the Marmar Restaurant in the city of Dammam, said he wanted to avoid wasting food. He also wanted to encourage customers to be less extravagant with their orders, reports Gulf News.
"There are many clients who make large orders in order to impress the people around them and boost their social prestige," he said.
Diners were made to pay an extra charge which was decided depending on how much food they left, he added.